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The young adult male sits on the hospital room couch to talk with the hospital insurance specialist to update medical information.

Syphilis has reached alarming rates unseen in the U.S. since the 1950s. A CDC expert lays out steps to halt increases and prevent dramatic health problems.

  • May 21, 2024
Greylag geese and cattle in a meadow, Foehr, North Frisian Island, North Frisia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Avian flu has spread to cows and one person in the United States. Scientists discuss the potential for a human epidemic and how to avoid it.

  • May 15, 2024
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From a Black doctor’s reckoning with medical racism to a history of the human heart, these books offer rich glimpses into the fascinating world of medicine.

  • May 9, 2024

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Medical Education

Through 55-word stories, students share aspects of their medical school experiences — from meaningful patient encounters to moments of joy and heartbreak.

  • May 23, 2024
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Here are 7 tips for rising first years at the start of their medical school journeys.

  • May 7, 2024
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As fewer medical faculty are awarded tenure, some suggest there must be new ways to protect those in academia from institutional and political retribution.

  • April 23, 2024

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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Press Release

The AAMC and other health care and medical associations made a statement in support of DEI policies in health care, to help improve our nation’s health.

  • March 26, 2024
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Press Release

The AAMC released the 2024 physician workforce projections report.

  • March 21, 2024
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Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement on the development of medical school curriculum.

  • March 18, 2024

A New York Times bestselling author. A professional dancer. A potter. Some students have pursued artistic endeavors throughout their medical school journeys.

  • March 13, 2024
Collage of Match Day 2024 interviewees

From being deemed too weak to study medicine in the 19th century to now outnumbering male medical students, we look at U.S. women in medicine across decades.

  • March 5, 2024
Students at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, one of the first U.S. medical schools for women, observe an operation in 1945.

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.