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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.

Match Day 2016: The Thrill of the Match

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:34 p.m.

Nearly 94 percent of U.S. MD seniors matched to residency training positions this year, but ongoing concerns remain about the number of federally funded residency positions.

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Academic Medicine Aims to Foster More Supportive Learning Environment

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:26 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are enhancing efforts to cultivate a respectful teaching environment through innovative programs and policies that address unprofessional conduct.

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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.

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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.

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Competency-based Education Improves Transition from Medical School to Residency

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 1:44 p.m.

Competency-based is transforming how students learn to take a patient history, conduct a physical, and document findings, with the goal of improving their preparation for residency.

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Medical School Burnout

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 2:27 p.m.

Reaching Out to Students at Risk

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Leaders in Academic Medicine Address Physician Well-Being and Resilience

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 1:59 p.m.

The AAMC Leadership Forum addressed the high rates of suicide and burnout among health care professionals and trainees.

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Creating a Safety Net: Preventing Physician Suicide

Published Sept. 20, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

With higher rates of suicide among physicians than in the general public, the academic medicine community must work together to create a culture of safety that encourages doctors and trainees to seek mental health treatment when facing depression, anxiety, or burnout.

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Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

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Experts See Growing Importance of Adding Environmental Health Content to Medical School Curricula

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 6:12 p.m.

Environmental factors disproportionally affect populations such as the elderly and underserved. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are incorporating environmental health topics into their curricula.

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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.

Tackling Food Insecurity in Communities

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

Medical schools are providing healthy food and nutrition education to communities with food insecurity.

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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.

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Number of Women Enrolling in Medical School Reaches 10-Year High

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 8:40 p.m.

The number of women enrolling in medical school in 2016 increased 6.2 percent over 2015, according to AAMC data. This represents the largest increase since 2006.

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Aiming to Enhance Empathy, Medical Students Connect with Families of Body Donors

Published Nov. 7, 2016, 5:03 p.m.

There is no substitute for the opportunity to dissect a human cadaver when learning anatomy. Many medical schools hold memorial events to honor the donors and thank families.

Bringing Resilience to the Classroom

Published Nov. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.

With data showing an increase in depression among medical students, several medical schools are making curricular changes to increase resilience and improve wellness.

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New Focus in Medical Education on Learning to Recognize Causes of Diagnostic Errors

Published Oct. 21, 2016, 7:52 p.m.

Medical students and residents are learning strategies to prevent diagnostic errors by recognizing flawed clinical reasoning and other factors that can lead to incorrect diagnoses.

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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.

Viewpoint: Reducing Stress, Burnout in the Medical Community

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals must come together to inspire cultural change and make stress management and mental wellness a priority in academic medicine.

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