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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
Abraham Verghese, MD, moderates a panel on the doctor-patient relationship with patients Suleika Jaouad, MFA, Maya Feller, MS, RD, and Ryan Scoble, at the closing plenary at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Three patients share experiences in medical care that provide lessons to improve the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Nov. 7, 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.

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

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Throughout their careers, these academic medicine faculty have had a significant impact on medical education, patient care, and the biomedical sciences.

  • Oct. 26, 2023
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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.

On this episode of “Beyond the White Coat,” Ted Shaw and AAMC Chief Legal Officer Frank Trinity talk about the Supreme Court’s ban on race-conscious admissions.

  • Oct. 19, 2023
Beyond the White Coat with David J. Skorton

As a med tech in the Air Force, Tony Phan was inspired by doctors who demonstrated the human side of medicine. Now, he’s on his journey to become a physician.

  • Oct. 19, 2023
Tony Phan, right, shakes hands with Brigham C. Willis, MD, founding dean of the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine, at Phan’s White Coat Ceremony in July 2023.

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
Toddler girl laughing while doctor examines

Physician and author Abraham Verghese sees a reduction in human connection in medical care, and urges doctors to “find their passion in each patient encounter.”

  • Oct. 12, 2023
Abraham Verghese

Amy Addams joins “Ask an Expert” to talk more about the AAMC’s role in helping medical schools with holistic review and their admissions processes.

  • Oct. 10, 2023
Beyond the White Coat presents Ask an Expert, Episode 2, with Amy Addams

Each year, 1.7 million people in the United States develop sepsis. Here’s how teaching hospitals are working to improve outcomes.

  • Oct. 10, 2023
Jackie Duda, left, sits with her two daughters at her youngest daughter’s college graduation from Duquesne University in May 2023.

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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Taking a page from airlines, hospitals are recording surgeries to reduce errors. Here’s why one expert says black boxes are key to improving patient safety.

  • Oct. 3, 2023
Mary Hawn, MD, MPH, and a colleague perform surgery at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California, under the watchful eye of an OR Black Box camera that is positioned above the door.