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Black women represent less than 7% of doctoral candidates in science and engineering, and less than 9% of the STEM workforce. We can do better.

  • July 23, 2024
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Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, joins the AAMC from the UCSF School of Medicine. She shares her thoughts on the challenges facing scientists today.

  • July 16, 2024
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A study shows how their presence has grown as learners, teachers, and leaders, but pay disparities and gender harassment continue.

  • July 9, 2024

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How warmer temperatures and ‘botanical sexism’ are exacerbating seasonal allergies and what allergists recommend to minimize the health effects.

  • April 9, 2024
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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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Physicians need better training and empathy for the distinct symptoms and societal expectations men face to treat them effectively.

  • April 2, 2024
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The AAMC names Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH as its next chief scientific officer effective July 16.

  • April 1, 2024
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AI tools are analyzing images and tissue samples to detect cancer sooner and more precisely. Doctors hope to improve and accelerate patient care.

  • March 28, 2024
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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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Before 1993, women were rarely included in clinical trials. Today, the medical field still doesn’t know how well many drugs and devices work for women.

  • March 26, 2024
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The AAMC is pleased Congress passed its fiscal year 2024 spending package preserving funding for critical health care programs integral to academic medicine.

  • March 25, 2024
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The AAMC released the 2024 physician workforce projections report.

  • March 21, 2024
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Nearly 3 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder. An addiction specialist whose brother died of alcohol-related causes describes how doctors can help.

  • March 20, 2024
Cara Poland, MD, MEd, treats, teaches about, and advocates for the care of patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders.