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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 Opioid Crisis
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Among other firsts, the U.S. government is funding syringe programs. Here’s how harm reduction for people who use drugs is at work on streets and in hospitals.

  • February 15, 2022
Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, exchanges sterile needles for used ones as part of a University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine harm reduction effort.
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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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 AAMC issued this statement statement on the introduction of the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • May 20, 2021
Press Release

AAMC issued the following statement on the Senate introduction of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2021.

  • April 27, 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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After receiving opioids, Travis Rieder, PhD, was shocked to find how little doctors knew about managing them. He shares his journey and how we can spare others.

  • October 29, 2020
Travis Rieder, PhD, rides his motorcycle at a racetrack in 2014. A few years later, he suffered a devastating crash and dependence on opioids.
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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