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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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More women are becoming doctors, doctors of different racial backgrounds prefer different specialties, and sports medicine keeps growing, according to AAMC data

  • Jan. 12, 2023
Female doctor showing an x-ray image of man's lungs to her colleagues

People returning from incarceration are 13 times more likely to die soon after release. So hospitals employ formerly incarcerated people to help promote health.

  • Jan. 10, 2023
Evan Ashkin, MD, and community health worker Tommy Green (right), who himself spent time in prison, work with a patient in the Formerly Incarcerated Transition Clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (The patient granted permission to use his image but asked that his name be withheld.)

As “America’s doctor” steps down from his public role, he reflects on the privilege of helping protect and preserve the health of the American people.

  • Dec. 22, 2022
Anthony Fauci, MD

How lack of precise data collection masks diversity and health disparities among the Hispanic and/or Latino community.

  • Dec. 15, 2022
Portrait of cheerful friends. Young multi-ethnic males and females are wearing casuals. They are enjoying in party at back yard.
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Dec. 13, 2022

Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • Nov. 29, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA

Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • Nov. 15, 2022
Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.

Health care professionals must confront the climate crisis through patient care, medical education, changes in how hospitals function and public policy.

  • Nov. 14, 2022
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, and Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, discuss climate change and health during a plenary on November 14 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.

Journalist and author Linda Villarosa says many health inequities that exist today can be traced to centuries of structural racism.

  • Nov. 13, 2022
Linda Villarosa, journalist and author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 13.

David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC President and CEO, delivered the following address at Learn Serve Lead 2022, the association’s 133rd annual meeting.

  • Nov. 13, 2022
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2022