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Uché Blackstock

Emergency physician and bestselling author Uché Blackstock, MD, recounts her journey from academic medicine to a career as a social justice entrepreneur.

  • April 11, 2024
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How warmer temperatures and ‘botanical sexism’ are exacerbating seasonal allergies and what allergists recommend to minimize the health effects.

  • April 9, 2024
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This summer, tens of thousands of brand-new doctors start residency. Bootcamps help get them ready with practice in hands-on procedures and real-world skills.

  • April 4, 2024

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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

As a growing number of U.S. states ban treatment to align a young person’s body with their gender identity, doctors must halt care they say can be lifesaving.

  • Feb. 20, 2024
A young woman siting on a psychiatrist's couch in the consulting room and talking to her therapeutic practitioner.

Expanded summer pathway programs provide opportunities for disadvantaged students and promote equity in the medical field.

  • Feb. 15, 2024
Medical students teach medical techniques to undergraduate students who are participating in the summer Pre Med Enrichment Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine.

These inspiring Black doctors overcame obstacles to battle inequities, run major institutions, discover breakthrough treatments, and improve care for millions.

  • Feb. 1, 2024
Eight prominent Black leaders in medicine. Top row (left to right): Selwyn Vickers, Valerie Rice, Griffin Rodgers, and Deborah Prothrow-Stith. Bottom row (left to right): David Satcher, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Alister Martin, and James Hildreth Sr.

A growing body of research shows how air pollution from wildfires is impacting the lungs, heart, brain, and other organs. Climate change is making it worse.

  • Jan. 23, 2024
Smoke from wildfires in California covers the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and buildings on the San Francisco skyline.

Often, there's little doctors can do to tackle social factors like unhealthy housing. So medical-legal partnerships are putting lawyers on the care team.

  • Jan. 16, 2024
Attorney Rachel Barr meets with a family at the Child HeLP medical-legal partnership at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where patients often receive legal services right on site.

In an age of widespread misinformation, the medical profession is navigating the line between doctors’ First Amendment rights and unacceptably dangerous advice.

  • Dec. 26, 2023
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U.S. medical schools enrolled a more diverse first-year class in the 2023-24 academic year, with increases among some groups but declines in others.

  • Dec. 12, 2023
Press Release

More than 6,500 residency and fellowship programs have opted to use the Thalamus platform as part of the collaboration with the AAMC ERAS.

  • Dec. 5, 2023

Professors disciplined for espousing their views. Lawmakers pushing bills to restrict what professors can teach. Academic freedom is under threat. What now?

  • Nov. 29, 2023
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Press Release

The AAMC released a statement sharing concerns with the impacts of the House FY24 Labor-HHS spending bill on the health of all Americans.

  • Nov. 15, 2023
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