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Tick insect warning sign in nature forest. Lyme disease and tick-borne meningoencephalitis transmitter.
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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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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Student debt and physician shortages are fueling three-year med school options. One leader explains how they work and how to know if you’re a good candidate.

  • October 14, 2021
Joan Cangiarella, MD, director of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s accelerated three-year MD pathway, and John Colavito, MD, a program graduate and NYU resident, examine pathology slides.
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New funding for the National Health Service Corps will bolster the program’s ability to help physicians work in underserved communities.

  • June 24, 2021
Paola Portela, MD, chief medical officer of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, plays with a young patient.
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Usually, emergency medicine residents fend off recruiters. This year, they’re barely getting calls back. Here's how COVID-19 has upended EM job prospects.

  • February 25, 2021
Two doctors in PPE work on a patient in the hospital
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Data on food insecurity among medical students is sparse, but researchers think it’s a growing concern amid the pandemic. Schools are working to help.

  • January 14, 2021
People stock the shelves of a campus food pantry at the University of Toledo in Ohio
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The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities in medical education, health care, and research. The AAMC puts forth 10 action plans to address them.

  • October 27, 2020
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, explains the new strategic plan, “A Healthier Future for All.”
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Loan repayment programs. Smart budgeting strategies. Fee assistance programs. Young doctors have many resources as they embark on a medical career.

  • October 14, 2020
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To free up beds and protect vulnerable patients, hospitals are sending patients home with IVs, EKG devices, and other mainstays of acute care. Will it last?

  • September 29, 2020
A provider with Atrium Health’s COVID-19 Virtual Hospital delivers oxygen, IV medications, and other services to a patient in their home. The program has helped more than 17,000 people.
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Medical students and young doctors are taking advantage of multiple programs and strategies to ease the burden of their education debt.

  • April 4, 2017
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Despite the expense, more students choose to pursue a career in medicine. Explore how academic medicine is keeping medical school affordable.

Medical students collaborating inside the classroom