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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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Medical School Administration Translational Research
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Medical residents often bemoan long hours and relatively low wages. Now, a growing number are unionizing, which observers say brings benefits — and drawbacks.

  • June 7, 2022
The Resident and Fellow Physician Union-Northwest stages a 15-minute walkout at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center in February during contract negotiations.
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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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Medicine entails resilience, teamwork, and other crucial professional skills. A new AAMC test lets aspiring doctors show they have these critical competencies.

  • April 5, 2022
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
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Bestselling author and podcast host Brené Brown, PhD, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience about the importance of vulnerability.

  • November 9, 2021
Brené Brown, PhD, bestselling author and University of Houston professor, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
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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.
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Ibram X. Kendi reflects on racism in health care, disparities in COVID-19, and how anti-racism can turn the tide.

  • October 20, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi speaks at the University of Vermont for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Series on Jan. 28.
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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
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The way medical students are assessed in clerkships often causes serious problems, especially for students from underrepresented backgrounds, say the authors.

  • February 20, 2020
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Hoping to nab residency interview slots, medical students forgo sleep, studies, and more to quickly reply to invites. Here's how fix a badly broken system.

  • October 4, 2019
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