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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022
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The residency application process is full of challenges for students and programs. We explore three possible reforms and what they may mean for all involved.

  • September 13, 2022

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Health Equity Judiciary Branch
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The AAMC and 45 health professional and educational organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of consideration of race in higher education admissions

  • July 29, 2022
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Patients and providers don’t often recognize skin cancer on darker skin. Medical school faculty and students are trying to change that.

  • July 21, 2022
A mature African woman sits on a chair in the comfort of her home as she poses for a portrait. She is dressed comfortably in a light shirt with a brown shall thrown over her shoulders. She has a head scarf on and a neutral expression on her face as she holds her head up with her hand.
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When faced with terminal illness, many African American families opt for life-prolonging treatment rather than comfort. Here's why — and how doctors can help.

  • July 12, 2022
As a palliative care expert and the daughter of African American pastors, Maisha T. Robinson, MD, MSHPM, says she understands the need for end-of-life care planning as well as the difficulties around it.
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The AAMC released a statement on Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson women’s health organization on June 24.

  • June 24, 2022
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The Dobbs decision will make it harder for future doctors to learn to perform abortions — and will affect other forms of training like miscarriage management.

  • June 24, 2022
A female patient of African descent is sitting on the examination table during a medical check up with a doctor. They are wearing face masks to prevent the spread of germs.
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On May 6, 2022, the AAMC reaffirmed its commitment to the physician-patient relationship and access to safe and effective reproductive health care.

  • May 6, 2022
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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many obstacles receiving care. Medical schools are now starting to train doctors how to treat them.

  • April 19, 2022
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Medical trainees increasingly think policy issues are as much their domain as prescription pads and stethoscopes. Here’s how they’re learning to be advocates.

  • March 9, 2022
Boston University School of Medicine students prepare to meet with legislators at the Massachusetts State House in 2019.
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Medical students share how the pandemic has shaped their training experiences and their futures as physicians.

  • March 3, 2022
Russyan Mark Mabeza, a student getting his MD-MPH at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, poses for a photo with some fellow medical students.
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Emergency departments treat many medically vulnerable patients. Yet too few ED residents are learning to provide culturally responsive care, an expert argues.

  • February 17, 2022
Adrianne Haggins, MD, tends to a patient at the University of Michigan Health emergency department in Ann Arbor.