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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 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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The pandemic has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health care system. The AAMC Research and Action Institute will seek solutions.

  • April 29, 2021
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Postdocs have returned to their labs, but experiments are moving slowly. Schools and some federal agencies are seeking ways to help them make up for lost time.

  • April 8, 2021
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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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I’m a medical student tracking the U.S. response to COVID-19 for the WHO and it has taught me the importance of health policy research.

  • December 1, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) emblem is displayed on its headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is collecting information on individual countries’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic since spring 2020.
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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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From the heights of Mount Everest to the bottom of the ocean, some researchers go to extremes in their quest for scientific solutions.

  • December 15, 2019
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Medical schools are partnering with veterinary schools and zoos on cross-species education and research.

  • December 10, 2019
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