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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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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
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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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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm, but experts say the lack of data can be even more harmful.

  • March 22, 2022
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With illnesses like depression and anxiety rising, mental health specialists and front-line doctors train each other and integrate their work to improve care.

  • February 3, 2022
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Faced with an aging population and a physician shortage, hospitals create geriatric collaborations to manage patients, raise elder care skills of all doctors.

  • November 4, 2021
Female African American doctor visits with her Senior Caucasian patient.
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The new AAMC Center for Health Justice will bring together national and local leaders to improve the health of all communities.

  • September 21, 2021
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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
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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
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From sewing masks to unloading supplies, medical students are tackling tasks to meet growing needs during the COVID-19 crisis while learning amazing lessons.

  • April 2, 2020
Students distribute personal protective equipment at a Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where volunteers tackle such tasks 24/7 through an Icahn School of Medicine effort
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How a downed photographer, a hellish flight, and a Fisher-Price quality stethoscope reminded author Danielle Ofri how much she values her medical teammates.

  • December 22, 2019
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AAMC leaders David J. Skorton, MD, and Lilly Marks urge changes to escape the “unacceptable status quo” in the Leadership Plenary at Learn Serve Lead 2019.

  • November 9, 2019
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board of Directors Chair Lilly Marks give their remarks during the Leadership Plenary on Sunday, November 10, at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting.