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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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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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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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Medical students who were the first in their families to graduate from college look forward to finding out where they will match for residency training.

  • March 17, 2022
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Medical students share how the pandemic has shaped their training experiences and their futures as physicians.

  • March 3, 2022
Russyan Mark Mabeza, a student getting his MD-MPH at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, poses for a photo with some fellow medical students.
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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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What states have the highest concentrations of active physicians, female doctors, and medical students? The AAMC’s physician workforce data report has answers.

  • January 13, 2022
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
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The co-winners of the 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare discuss their work to support immigrants in health care professions.

  • November 10, 2021
Darrell Kirch, MD, former AAMC president, poses with Denisse Rojas Marquez, MD, MPP, and Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn, MD, MPH, winners of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience, on Nov. 9.
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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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COVID-19’s latest surge exacerbates long-standing forces driving nursing shortfalls, prompting an all-hands-on-deck scramble to maintain patient care.

  • September 7, 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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