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Reducing the Stigma: Faculty Speak Out About Suicide Rates Among Medical Students, Physicians

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Recognizing the high suicide rate among physicians, medical schools and teaching hospitals have become more focused on cultivating a learning environment that supports mental health.

Having the Talk: When Treatment Becomes End-of-Life Care

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

Some physicians are uncomfortable about having end-of-life talk discussions with patients, but new teaching methods are helping medical trainees to get past the hurdles.

Delivering Grave News with Empathy and Honesty

Published Oct. 17, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Educators say medical students and residents require training in the art of communicating difficult news to patients.

Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.

Following a Patient's Care Over Many Months Enriches Clerkship Training

Published Jan. 9, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

The longitudinal integrated clerkship model allows students to follow a patient’s care over time and learn the value of care continuity and developing meaningful relationships with patients.

Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.

Reshaping Medical Education with Innovative, Early Clinical Experiences

Published Feb. 21, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Some medical schools are introducing early clinical experiences with programs that train students as emergency health technicians, health system navigators, and community health workers.

Integrating Patient Safety Lessons into Residency Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

With more than 400,000 deaths linked to medical errors annually, medical schools and teaching hospitals are informing the next generation of physicians about patient safety and quality improvement.

Push to Provide High-Value Care Takes Root in Medical Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Integrating lessons about high-value care early in medical training will help tomorrow’s physicians balance the complexities of delivering high-quality, lower-cost care.

Medical Students Learn How to Care for Patients at the Genetic Level

Published Jan. 24, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Advances in precision medicine could transform patient care. How are tomorrow’s doctors being trained to apply genomic data to clinical practice?

Academic Medicine Community Responds to Devastation Caused by Hurricanes

Published Oct. 4, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals demonstrated readiness for crisis situations.

Charting the History of American Medicine Through Bellevue

Published Sept. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.

In a new book, author David Oshinsky, PhD, uncovers the history and misconceptions of Bellevue, America’s first public hospital.

Bringing Medical Help to Rural Areas Overwhelmed by Opioid Abuse

Published June 26, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are finding innovative ways to help small-town physicians address the growing opioid crisis in rural areas.

Beating the Clock to Reduce Sepsis Mortality

Published Dec. 12, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

When sepsis diagnosis and treatment happen within three hours, patient survival improves. Learn how one teaching hospital cut this critical time frame to just 73 minutes.

Suicide Prevention: My Top Clinical Priority

Published Nov. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

To save lives, all of us must #BeThere for veterans in need. A Viewpoint by David J. Shulkin, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Why Mergers Should Matter to Everyone in Academic Medicine

Published Dec. 19, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

Hospital mergers and acquisitions have more than doubled in the past 14 years. A new AAMC report details what this means for medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Medical Education Focuses on Improving Patient Handoffs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

With the goal of avoiding errors, many teaching hospitals now include strategies for improving communication during patient handoffs for residents in training.

Addressing the Escalating Psychiatrist Shortage

Published Feb. 12, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

More people are seeking mental health treatment, but there aren’t enough psychiatrists to meet the demand. Learn what academic medicine is doing to help deliver care now and train more psychiatrists for the future.

A Successful Effort in Reaching Rural Communities

Published Feb. 12, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

To serve rural regions, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, winner of the AAMC Spencer Foreman Award, has found what works: partner with communities and retain physicians with rural training.



UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

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.

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