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Published June 10, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Use this resource to find out everything you‘ll need to know to prepare for the new MCAT Exam. Take a tour of the materials—watch video tutorials and view sample questions and explanations.
Published March 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
At Match Day celebrations around the country, more than 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors learned where they will spend the next three to seven years in residency training.
Published March 14, 2017, 2:43 a.m.
The United States will face a significant shortage of physicians fueled by population growth, an increase in the number of aging Americans, and retirement of practicing doctors.
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.
Published Aug. 31, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) accepts letters of evaluation and distributes them to participating medical schools electronically. This service enables letter authors to send all letters to AMCAS rather than to each school.
Published Sept. 25, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
The realities of modern medical practice require medical education to focus on practical skills and competencies, but empathy must remain at the center of it all.
Published Sept. 14, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Patients need accurate and reliable information in order to make decisions about their health care. The current proposed methodology for the Hospital Compare Star Ratings does not provide this, but rather may mislead patients into making poor decisions about hospitals.
Published Sept. 22, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement applauding the appointment of Russell M. Howerton, MD, FACS, to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
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.
Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Bundled payments are transforming how we deliver care. Providers participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Initiative discuss some of the challenges and protocols they have developed to improve efficiency and outcomes.
Published Sept. 20, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Can’t see yourself practicing in a traditional medical setting? Consider applying to one of five accredited U.S. residency programs in space medicine.
Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
A new AAMC resource will simplify the process and reduce the time it takes physicians, scientists, and researchers to make required disclosures.
Published Aug. 31, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Administrators and physicians at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine played a pivotal role helping the Flint community identify and respond to the water crisis.
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.
Published Sept. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Patients need to know and understand what their care will cost when there will be out-of-pocket expenses. A new AAMC resource offers several tools to help hospitals improve price transparency.
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.
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.
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.
Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Omar Danner, MD, trauma director and associate professor of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), believed he could do more than provide medical attention to the young victims of violence he frequently treated at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.