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Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Published May 2, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

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AAMC Report Shows Decline of Black Males in Medicine

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.

Data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 3:27 p.m.

Respondents included 5,542 U.S. adults who received medical care in 2015. Data prepared by AAMC Workforce Studies.

Explained in 90 Seconds

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 6:41 p.m.

In a related effort, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held an in June 2016 to encourage students to learn how to relay information concisely and directly. In just 90 seconds, students had to translate complex research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer...

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Race and Bias from the Classroom to the Exam Room

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:22 p.m.

While some researchers continue to document racial disparities in health and disease burden, others are digging even deeper to better understand how race—and by extension, racism and bias—manifests as a social determinant of health in clinical settings.

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Service-Learning Plays Vital Role in Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:59 p.m.

Service-learning programs in underserved communities are helping medical students gain practical experience and broaden their knowledge base, while reinforcing classroom and clinical training.

Medical-Legal Partnerships Help Patients Address Barriers to Health

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 6:37 p.m.

Medical-legal partnerships are addressing social and economic health disparities. The AAMC’s Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative is evaluating the impact of these partnerships on health and health inequities.

Research Centers Investigate Root Causes of Health Inequities

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.

Community Health Needs Assessments Address Local Health Priority

Published Sept. 7, 2016, 5:48 p.m.

More hospitals are conducting community health needs assessment and using the results to engage community stakeholders, define priority health issues, and develop initiatives that address local health needs.

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Merging Social Determinants Data into EHRs to Improve Patient Outcomes

Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Given the growing body of evidence about the social determinants of health, there has been a push to enter social data into electronic health record systems.

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Refugee Health Clinics Help New Arrivals, Provide Training Ground for Students and Residents

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.

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New Curricula Help Students Understand Health Needs of LGBT Patients

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.

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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.

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More Native American Doctors Needed to Reduce Health Disparities in Their Communities

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.

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Medical Schools Tackle Health Care Disparities Through Unique Partnerships, Research

Published Feb. 6, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Teaching hospitals are engaging with at-risk communities to overcome barriers at the root of health care disparities that extend beyond not having insurance.

Global Health Electives Provide Lessons in Patient Advocacy, Health Equity, Humility

Published March 6, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

By pushing medical students outside their comfort zones, global health opportunities can ultimately help them promote health equity and be better advocates for their patients.

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Executive Order on Immigration Threatens Our Nation’s Health Security

Published Feb. 10, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Raising barriers that keep out physicians, scientists, and researchers from other countries would compromise health care in our nation.

In Search of Community

Published Nov. 15, 2016, 3 p.m.

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, reflects on Learn Serve Lead in Seattle where the academic medicine community gathered to share insights and search for solutions to some of the nation’s most complex health.

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Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine: Overcoming the Prejudices We Don’t Know We Have

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.

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Community Partnerships Key to Reducing Health Inequities

Published June 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Physicians and researchers tackle health inequities in Baltimore and Kentucky by working with community groups.

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