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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Academic Medicine and Social Justice

Published Sept. 7, 2016, 1:10 p.m.

Community healers and leaders must address issues related to inequality, social exclusion, racism, and bias that all too often are linked to societal violence.

A Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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Humility, Empathy Required to Create Inclusive Research Culture

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.

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Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Partner With Community to Move Toward Health Equity

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.

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.

Restoring Shine to the Rust Belt's Ailing Economies

Published Aug. 29, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are driving innovations that boost job growth and improve quality of life in areas of economic decline.

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Humanism Increasingly Important in a Changing Health Care Landscape

Published Aug. 28, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

As the academic medicine community faces new demands, maintaining a human connection with our patients is more crucial than ever.

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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.

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Puerto Rico Medical Schools Drive Diversity and Community Health

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.

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Culture and Cures: Healing Native American Health

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.

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Delivering Meaningful, Not Marginalized, Care to the Homeless

Published Aug. 15, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Too often, homeless people receive medical treatment only after an emergency. Hospitals and medical schools are trying to change that.

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Medical Students, Residents Reach Out to Help the Homeless

Published Aug. 21, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Everyone benefits when medical schools engage students and residents in providing care for homeless people in the community.

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Where Should We Stand on DACA? Flexner Would Answer the Call

Published Oct. 17, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Equity issues are not new to medicine; they began with the legacy of Abraham Flexner, the father of academic medicine.

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Behind Bars and Beyond: Connecting People in Prison to Quality Care

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

Many incarcerated people face serious health problems and health disparities. At a Learn Serve Lead session Nov. 5, correctional health experts and formerly incarcerated individuals explored how academic medicine can help.

Providing Access to Medical Education and Care for All, and the Power of Truth and Science

Published Nov. 5, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

In the annual leadership plenary at Learn Serve Lead 2017, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, and Marsha D. Rappley, MD, addressed more than 4,500 attendees from the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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