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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 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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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.
AAMCNews

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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The trial residency application launches in dermatology, general surgery, and internal medicine. Here’s key information for students and residency programs.

  • September 2, 2021
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The residency application, selection, and transition process is complex and stressful. Now, a committee of key stakeholders proposes dramatic changes.

  • August 26, 2021
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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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AAMCNews

Physicians reflect on their Match Day experiences and share advice for students as they start residency.

  • March 18, 2021
Bob Wachter, MD, calls his family from a pay phone on his Match Day in 1983 to tell them that he matched at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is now chair of the Department of Medicine.
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The AAMC issued this statement in response to the March 15 2021 Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) Delay.

  • March 16, 2021
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Medical students always worry about getting a residency slot. But the pandemic has made this application cycle even more uncertain. What will Match Week hold?

  • March 9, 2021
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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
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