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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.

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Playing with the Mind: Tech Meets Neuroscience in the Future of Medical Education

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:56 p.m.

Medical Education Meeting plenary speaker Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, discusses how medical education can use gaming and technology to enhance learning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Each Other

Published Sept. 6, 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.

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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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Revised Medical Student Performance Evaluation Designed to Ease Transition to Residency

Published Oct. 21, 2016, 8:13 p.m.

New recommendations for the Medical Student Performance Evaluation are designed to ease the transition to residency and make it easier to evaluate applicants holistically.

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