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10,000 Participants + 65 Schools + 9 Hours = AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

Published Feb. 6, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

In its third year, the fair offers expanded opportunities. Learn about what’s new for 2018 and how prospective medical school students benefit.

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.

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.

Looking Back and Moving Forward—75 Years of the LCME

Published Oct. 30, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

In this time of remarkable health care transformation, the commitment to high-quality education that led AAMC and AMA leaders to establish the LCME remains crucial.

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.

Medical Students Get Real-Life Lessons About Social Determinants of Health

Published Nov. 27, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Medical students describe their eye-opening takeaways from a program that immersed them in underserved communities.

More Women Than Men Enrolled in U.S. Medical Schools in 2017

Published Dec. 13, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

For the first time, the number of women enrolling in U.S. medical schools has exceeded the number of men, according to new data released by the AAMC.

A First: Women Outnumber Men in 2017 Entering Medical School Class

Published Dec. 19, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

New AAMC data provide an in-depth breakdown of U.S. medical school applicants and enrollees in 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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