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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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Student Debt MCAT - Medical College Admission Test
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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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Less reliance on MCAT and GPA scores, and more focus on the whole student, could drastically increase the number of Black medical students, one dean argues.

  • March 24, 2022
Medical student volunteers from Howard University College of Medicine pose with Dean Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA, at a community vaccination clinic in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2021.
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Changes to the program in 2022 will enable more students to qualify for assistance paying for the MCAT® exam, prep materials, and application fees.

  • January 27, 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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I started F-1 Doctors to help international students like me find mentorship when applying to U.S. medical schools.

  • July 29, 2021
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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 2020 Report on Residents looks at specialties by gender, changes in specialty preferences through medical school, and new doctors serving in needy areas.

  • January 5, 2021
A group of doctors in masks and scrubs
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COVID-19 may be driving a boom in med school applications. We explore the phenomenon, how schools are handling it, and how it could change the face of medicine.

  • October 22, 2020
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