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More Pre-Med Students Opting for Health Humanities Programs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Health humanities programs for undergraduates have quadrupled since 2000. For pre-med students, they can offer insight about the social and cultural contexts of health care.

Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story

Published March 27, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

Patient experiences go beyond the symptoms they bring to a doctor’s office. Drawing out these narratives can provide a helpful context for physicians treating them.

Medical Students Learn From Analyzing Their Own Genetic Makeup

Published March 27, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Medical schools are introducing the importance of genetics by having students analyze the medical significance of their own genomes.

Medical School in Three Years? Educators Test a New Model

Published March 21, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

An innovative educational model is changing the idea that medical school must take four years.

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.

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.

Interprofessional Learning Prepares Students for Team-Based Practice

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:07 p.m.

Innovative programs in interprofessional collaboration are popping up at medical and health professions schools nationwide, preparing students for team-based practice.

Michigan State University Receives Spencer Foreman Award for Partnerships in Flint and Rural Michigan

Published Nov. 12, 2016, 11 p.m.

In recognition of its partnership with diverse communities and efforts to improve health care across the state, Michigan State University received the AAMC’s Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

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?

Philanthropy Bonds Institutions and Communities

Published Dec. 20, 2016, 2:55 p.m.

With uncertainty in federal funding, philanthropy helps academic medical centers achieve goals in education, medical research, and patient care, while giving community members a stake in our work.

Game On: Building the Case for Games in Medical Education

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:20 p.m.

Learn how to recognize and treat sepsis by playing a video game? Researchers are finding that games can be highly effective learning tools in medical school.

Bioengineering Programs: <br>The Next Big Thing?

Published Nov. 29, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Rapid changes in bioengineering are creating new demand for medical school graduates with a combination of medical and engineering skills.

Raising the Bar: Helping Faculty Advance Learning with MedEdPORTAL

Published April 17, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

With its focus on high-quality, peer-reviewed curricula, MedEdPORTAL® can support educators training the next generation of physicians and other health professionals.

Flipped Classrooms: Scrapping Lectures in Favor of Active Learning

Published May 8, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

Lectures are no longer a staple of medical education. Several institutions are “flipping” the classroom and introducing a more active learning model.

Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Each Other

Published Sept. 21, 2016, 3:38 p.m.

As symptoms of burnout become more prevalent among physicians and scientists, the academic medicine community must come together to create a culture of wellness and resilience.

New AAMC Diversity Chief Shares His Vision

Published May 16, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

David A. Acosta, MD, new chief diversity and inclusion officer at the AAMC, hopes to advance programs addressing issues such as unconscious bias and bring evidence-based research to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Boot Camps Prepare Medical Students for the Rigors of Residency

Published Aug. 1, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

To ease the transition to residency, boot camps give fourth-year medical students a refresher on skills and a look at the hectic life of trainees.

Training Future Physicians to Address Opioid Crisis

Published Sept. 18, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

More than 2 million people abuse opioids, yet only 5,500 physicians are trained in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine.

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.

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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