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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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ERAS - Electronic Residency Application System
AAMCNews

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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AAMCNews

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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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.
Press Release

The AAMC issued this statement in response to the March 15 2021 Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) Delay.

  • March 16, 2021
AAMCNews

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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AAMCNews

COVID-19 has complicated in-person interviews, exam dates, and recommendation letters. What can make the residency application process smooth and fair?

  • July 16, 2020
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Insights

New AAMC data show that a majority of U.S. MD applicants who fail the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt still go on to a residency.

  • July 7, 2020
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AAMCNews

The personalized Residency Explorer tool allows students to compare residency programs and gauge their competitiveness and compatibility.

  • June 29, 2020
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