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Published Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the island's found medical school will need support from the academic medicine community.
Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Native Americans experience serious inequities in health care. To bridge the gaps, several medical schools are training students in essential clinical and cultural skills.
Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
GME programs that include disparities education are helping doctors develop skills to provide culturally competent care with an eye toward reducing health disparities.
Published Dec. 4, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities digs deep to expose roots of health disparities seen in minority groups.
Published Jan. 16, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
The number of women in C-suite positions is much too low. Learn how sponsorship—a successful corporate practice—can help break glass ceilings.
Published Aug. 31, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals are examining how unconscious bias affects academic medicine and looking at ways to mitigate the impact.
Published July 24, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Leaders from across academic medicine gathered in June for a spirited discussion about the barriers to diversity and inclusion at our institutions and achieving health equity in our communities.
Published July 24, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
An understanding of cultural nuances can increase minority participation in clinical research, Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, and Victoria Villalta-Gil, PhD, write in an opinion piece.
Published April 17, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
The AAMC is helping improve health equity by creating systems that weave together institutional community health initiatives in partnership with local organizations.
Published Aug. 31, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Despite efforts to increase diversity, the numbers of black men in medicine have been stagnant for nearly 40 years.
Published Sept. 13, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
To address biological, social, behavioral, and environmental factors that cause health disparities, university research centers are developing intervention strategies.
Published Jan. 30, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Several medical schools and teaching hospitals have reached out to help refugees who arrived with health needs but limited options for care.
Published Sept. 8, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Several medical schools are dedicating instruction time to helping students understand the health disparities the LGBT community faces.
Published Nov. 14, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Data shows that in order to combat health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native populations, more physicians, especially physicians from those communities, are needed.
Published Feb. 5, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
The immigrant son of an immigrant physician—now also a physician himself—reveals how stricter immigration controls and rescinding DACA will harm all patients, medical education, and biomedical research in the United States.
The conference provides community-college, university, post-bac students and pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs. This year, they will host 4,500 attendees.
The NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair, to be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm on the Bethesda campus of the NIH, will provide an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and NIH postbacs, as well as other college students in the DC area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. More than 195 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting to graduate and professional school, MD/PhD programs, interviewing, and careers in public health, psychology, and dentistry.
Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D., professor, Harvard University, and chair of human dynamics, Santa Fe Institute, in a video interview at Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting.