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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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AAMCNews

As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022

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Pathway Programs CPD - Continuing Professional Development HRSA - Health Resources & Services Administration
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Without a supportive pathway program, I wouldn’t be entering medicine. If we’re going to train the Native American physicians we need, we must build many more.

  • August 5, 2021
A blanketing ceremony closed out the 2020-2021 Wy’east Postbaccalaureate Pathway program for American Indian and Alaska Native students headed to medical school.
Insights

I started F-1 Doctors to help international students like me find mentorship when applying to U.S. medical schools.

  • July 29, 2021
Azan Zahir Virji, MPH
AAMCNews

The number of Black men and American Indian students admitted to medical school is declining. Students in these identity groups share their experiences.

  • June 1, 2021
Alec Calac, president of the Association of Native American Medical Students at the University of California (UC), San Diego, School of Medicine, speaks at the medical school in 2019.
Press Release

The AAMC issued the following statement on President Biden's request for fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding.

  • April 9, 2021
Press Release

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement on the American Jobs Plan

  • April 1, 2021
Insights

Telemedicine soared during the pandemic, and experts say it’s here to stay. How can providers and future physicians prepare to provide quality care from afar?

  • March 24, 2021
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, talks to a patient through a computer in her office
AAMCNews

Black men face many obstacles in their path to medicine. At the AAMC’s annual meeting, three who succeeded shared their stories and ideas on how to help others.

  • November 23, 2020
A Black physician in a mask talks to a patient in a mask
AAMCNews

Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ibram X. Kendi, renowned voices in antiracism, call for institutional antiracism.

  • November 17, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, and Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative journalist, speak at Learn Serve Lead 2020 on November 16.
AAMCNews

Students are demanding medical institutions combat racism, and their institutions are listening.

  • July 23, 2020
Ian Simpson-Shelton, MD, speaks at the University of California San Diego Anti-Racism Coalition Day of Action on June 8, 2020
AAMCNews

Despite critical workforce shortages in some hot spots around the country, physicians whose licenses expired long ago cannot just jump back into practice.

  • April 8, 2020
An older physician stands in an operating room wearing protective gear