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Brian H. Williams, MD, is the author of The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal.

In this excerpt from his book, trauma surgeon Brian H. Williams, MD, reflects on the epidemic of gun violence and the structural racism that feeds it.

  • Sept. 28, 2023
Washington DC, USA - June 27, 2016: Pro-choice supporters stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the court, in a 5-3 ruling in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, struck down a Texas abortion access law.

Physicians seek clarification on exceptions to abortion bans where fear of violating new laws has had a chilling effect on emergency care.

  • Sept. 26, 2023
Mary Ziegler

Why is abortion in America so polarized? How did we get where we are today, and what lies ahead? Leading legal expert and historian Mary Ziegler, JD, weighs in.

  • Sept. 21, 2023

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Research suggests parents in medical school need clear parental leave policies.

  • April 27, 2023
Baby sleeping on mother's chest

New and emerging health threats, as well as the increased politicization of public health, require a coordinated response from global health leaders.

  • April 25, 2023
Michael Good, MD, CEO of University of Utah Health, facilitates a discussion of innovative models of academic health centers at the AAHCI Global Innovation Forum in Washington, D.C., April 12.

People without stable housing frequently rely on the emergency department, prompting more hospitals to invest in affordable housing.

  • April 20, 2023
Derrick Lyons

Recognizing that poverty can drive poor health and even shorten lifespans, hospitals are offering a range of financial services, from tax prep to budgeting.

  • April 13, 2023
Stethoscope and big money US dollar

Black teen suicides are growing at shocking rates. What’s going on, and what can be done to help save young Black lives? An expert weighs in.

  • April 11, 2023
Teenage boy in residential living room

They come from countries like Ghana to work in places like Kansas. We look at what’s involved in getting here and what these doctors do once they arrive.

  • Feb. 23, 2023
At the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, roughly 50% of internal medicine residents are non-U.S. IMGs. Of the eight residents pictured above, four are international students.

Students attending community colleges face barriers to becoming doctors. Medical schools hope new programs will help.

  • Feb. 15, 2023
Students in the California Medicine Scholars Program tour the Simulation Center at the UC Riverside School of Medicine

Cardiologist Heval Kelli, MD, fled persecution in Syria. Chris Buckley loathed Muslims and joined the KKK. Now they’re on a mission to help heal our nation.

  • Feb. 1, 2023
Chris Buckley (left) and Heval Kelli, MD, grew up with different beliefs and backgrounds, but they share a passion for the United States.
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AAMC Statement on Death of Tyre Nichols

  • Jan. 30, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • Jan. 17, 2023
This is a view from above of a group of medical students looking up and smiling for the camera. They are standing in a lecture hall with table behind them.