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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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Physicians need better training and empathy for the distinct symptoms and societal expectations men face to treat them effectively.

  • April 2, 2024

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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
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After a patient's death, doctors may feel grief, anger, and more. But hospitals can create ways for them to heal and honor the lives of those they served.

  • Nov. 15, 2023
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A surgeon and an endocrinologist share how gangs and prison nearly ruined their lives, and how mentors stepped in to help.

  • Nov. 6, 2023
Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA, right, discusses his path from prison to college, while James Earl Harris Jr., MD, center, and Antwione Haywood, PhD, left, listen at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Monday, Nov. 6.
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Sociologist and author Matthew Desmond, PhD, says we must divest from the policies that exploit the poor to the benefit of the affluent.

  • Nov. 6, 2023
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, speaks with sociologist Matthew Desmond, PhD, about ways to alleviate poverty in America at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Monday, Nov. 6.
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Providers feel deep distress when they’re torn between the desire to serve patients and the demands of bureaucratic health care systems, says Wendy Dean, MD.

  • Nov. 5, 2023
Walter O’Donnell, MD, speaks with Wendy Dean, MD, about moral injury and clinician distress during a session at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Sunday, Nov. 5.
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair LouAnn Woodward, MD, express optimism that academic medicine can overcome adversity.

  • Nov. 5, 2023
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair LouAnn Woodward, MD, speak at the leadership plenary of Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Sunday, Nov. 5.
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Academic medicine has a duty to join the fight against firearm deaths, physicians say.

  • Nov. 4, 2023
Trauma surgeons Joseph Sakran, MD, center, and Chethan Sathya, MD, right, discuss a public health approach to firearm deaths with violence-prevention expert and moderator Ashley Hink.
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Amid rising efforts to ban certain views on campuses, students must be exposed to diverse and even offensive opinions in order to grow.

  • Nov. 4, 2023
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton discusses free speech with Jacob Mchangama, Amna Kahlid, DPhil, and Michael S. Roth, PhD, during the opening plenary of Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Nov. 4.
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Smoke enemas. Bloody beverages. Milk-based blood transfusions. We explore deeply odd, and fortunately abandoned, treatments from the pages of medical history.

  • Oct. 24, 2023
A mix of morphine and alcohol, Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was promoted as a miracle cure for various ailments, but actually turned out to be deadly.
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Just 6% of U.S. physicians are Latino, despite 19% of the U.S. population identifying as Latino. A coalition of physicians aims to change that.

  • Oct. 17, 2023
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Are some views unfit to be aired at medical school? Tensions over critical social issues spur heated objections but also open room for thoughtful discussion.

  • Oct. 5, 2023
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