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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
The young adult male sits on the hospital room couch to talk with the hospital insurance specialist to update medical information.
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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
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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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Medical school applicants are struggling with many unknowns, like when they can take the MCAT® exam. Here's how schools are making admissions safe and fair.

  • April 24, 2020
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Press Release

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

  • April 21, 2020
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Pandemic raises unprecedented questions: What research continues and what stops? What science is lost? Who will pay to resume experiments?

  • April 21, 2020
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As the late-April deadline for deciding where to attend medical school looms, aspiring doctors must choose without having a chance to visit or revisit schools.

  • April 20, 2020
LaShyra Nolen, a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School, poses in front of the school
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As New York continues to grapple with thousands of COVID-19 patients, academic medical centers in less-hard-hit areas are sending physicians to help out.

  • April 16, 2020
Hemali Patel, MD, (in green scrubs), a hospitalist with the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, poses with her team at NYU Langone Health. Patel spent a week volunteering to care for patients at NYU Langone
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Being in the middle of a pandemic feels unsettling and frightening. We need more research to better diagnose, treat, and prevent COVID-19.

  • April 15, 2020
A researcher in protective gear holds a COVID-19 blood sample
AAMCNews

During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical education quickly went online. Webcams captured hospital rounds, 3D images replaced cadavers, and Zoom became classrooms.

  • April 15, 2020
Johns Hopkins Medicine intensive care unit physician Lee Goeddel, MD, MPH, wears a cellphone underneath his protective hood so remote students can follow along live during rounds
Press Release

The AAMC issued updated guidelines for medical schools regarding medical student participation in patient care activities during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • April 14, 2020
Press Release

President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement related to the April 13 AAMC letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, on COVID19.

  • April 14, 2020
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Medical students who are a few weeks from graduation want to help out during these tough times. But that could have consequences for their mental health.

  • April 14, 2020