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A young woman siting on a psychiatrist's couch in the consulting room and talking to her therapeutic practitioner.

As a growing number of U.S. states ban treatment to align a young person’s body with their gender identity, doctors must halt care they say can be lifesaving.

  • Feb. 20, 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.

Expanded summer pathway programs provide opportunities for disadvantaged students and promote equity in the medical field.

  • Feb. 15, 2024
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To celebrate American Heart Month, here are five medical innovations that have improved cardiac care and provided hope for patients who had few options.

  • Feb. 13, 2024

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Learn more about the AAMC's initiative The Way Forward on COVID-19: A Road Map to Reset the Nation’s Approach to the Pandemic.

  • July 29, 2020
Press Release

The newly released COVID-19 road map would dramatically change the nation’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic and save lives.

  • July 29, 2020
A female medical staff holding an oxygen mask inside a hospital.

Over 20 million people in the U.S. have a substance use disorder. During COVID-19, experts see signs of relapses, overdoses, and other worries. What can we do?

  • July 27, 2020
A man sits alone in a circle of chairs

The subtleties of racism don’t kill you in minutes, but they are deadly. We need a communal experience that teaches us we comprise one beautiful human mosaic.

  • July 24, 2020
Roderic Pettigrew, PhD, MD, and Rep. John Lewis at the 2016 A Candle In the Dark Awards Gala of Morehouse College. Rep. Lewis received the Candle Award for achievements in civil rights and public service. Dr. Pettigrew is a previous award recipient.
Press Release

Today, the AHA and AAMC announced they will seek a rehearing in their lawsuit against the HHS over an ill-advised and unlawful payment reduction

  • July 24, 2020

Students are demanding medical institutions combat racism, and their institutions are listening.

  • July 23, 2020
Ian Simpson-Shelton, MD, speaks at the University of California San Diego Anti-Racism Coalition Day of Action on June 8, 2020

A medical student reflects on why the country so admires Dr. Fauci — and why medical students should learn how to communicate about science.

  • July 22, 2020
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Capitol Hill on June 23, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Researchers face health screenings, lab capacity limits, and gradual resumption of experiments as medical schools open labs they closed to keep out COVID-19.

  • July 20, 2020
A researcher in a lab at Emory University works under new rules on social distancing and sanitation

COVID-19 has complicated in-person interviews, exam dates, and recommendation letters. What can make the residency application process smooth and fair?

  • July 16, 2020
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As an interviewee, I heard racist remarks. In courses, I saw Black patients omitted from lessons. Here’s what medical schools need to do to address these ills.

  • July 14, 2020
Christle Nwora, MD, dons personal protective equipment for her residency at Johns Hopkins Medicine