In the latest episode of Academic Medicine’s podcast, editor-in-chief David Sklar, authors Esther Helmich and Quentin Eichbaum, and medical student Naomi Boyd discuss global health issues in medical education, including the social context of learning, competencies across cultures, and learning
First-of-its-kind Bioengineered Robotic Hand to Sense TouchAn interdisciplinary team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Utah School of Medicine aims to make a prosthesis that can actually “feel” its environment. The team is developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic medresearch
“I refuse to live in a post-truth world. I believe in truth. I believe science reveals the truth in medicine.” - Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC President and CEO
The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC), an AAMC-led group of more than 60 national organizations that advocate for health professions and nursing workforce development programs, will host a Capitol Hill briefing on Nov. 28. The briefing will focus
Physical and spiritual well-being are often connected. In hospitals across the country, physicians and chaplains are connecting with each other to help patients.
The AAMC is closing early today (11/22) at 3:30pm ET. We're closed for Thanksgiving tomorrow and Friday, but we'll be back on Monday to answer your questions.
WATCH: AAMC’s Dr. Darrell Kirch discusses the impact of fake news on science and academic medicine at #AAMC17.
Planning to apply to med school? Plot your course with the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions! Hear from current students, learn about the application process, complete worksheets, and get organized with this chapter guidebook.
Study Shows Electric Bandages Can Fight Biofilm Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown – for the first time – that special bandages using weak electric fields to disrupt bacterial biofilm infection can prevent infections,
"The Power of Pausing" is the latest installment to our Aspiring Docs blog! A very inspiring read!
Research Suggests Potential Treatment for Autism, Intellectual DisabilityResearchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have found that a mutation in the AT-rich interactive domain 1B (ARID1B) gene causes impairment of GABA neurons, leading to an imbalance of communication medresearch
More than 4,500 attendees came to Boston for Learn Serve Lead 2017: The AAMC Annual Meeting! Visit the page below to watch plenary videos, access session presentations, see meeting photos, and more.

Over the course of four days and through
"I’ve learned that the best way for me to help other people is to be ‘selfish’ and take care of myself first... I need to build in time for breaks and self-renewal into my schedule." -Pavan Mehat, medical student at
Chris Moriates, MD, Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value at Dell Medical School - UT Austin, argues that developing leadership roles that integrate high-value care education and implementation is necessary for academic institutions today, even if that requires making up a
New Tool Developed to Study Stem Cell Transplants as a Potential Way to Treat HIVResearchers at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), along with those at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, have medresearch
Mike went from a college drop out to medical student. See how he showed admissions he had the core competencies to succeed.
Brain Chemistry Profiles Show Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness as Unique DisordersResearchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin — chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) medresearch
Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federal education loans with competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms. Learn more about Direct PLUS Loans and many other financial aid related topics for pre-meds.
New Wake-promoting Node Pinpointed in BrainScientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified an additional group of cells in the brain responsible for keeping us awake: the supramammillary nucleus, part of the caudal hypothalamus.
Neurologists had suspected that a
Health Career Connection (HCC) is now accepting applications from undergraduate students and recent college graduates for PAID full-time, summer internships in the field of public health and healthcare. HCC's comprehensive program offers students opportunity to get real-world experience, career exposure,
Take time for yourself on the trail this #NationalTakeAHikeDay — you deserve it! Tag a friend who needs to spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors.

And if you’re not into hiking, here are some other ideas for how
Take time for yourself on the trail this #NationalTakeAHikeDay — you deserve it! Tag a friend who needs to spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors.
And if you’re not into hiking, here are some other ideas for how
Team-Based Model Reduces Prescription Opioid Use among Patients with Chronic Pain by 40 Percent, Study Finds

Clinician researchers at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine

have found that a new, team-based, primary care model can decrease prescription opioid
How are you and your friends getting involved in your local community this fall? Let us know in the comments!
How many residency applications is too many? Fourth-year med students are increasingly expanding their applications to maximize their chances of matching. But is there such a thing as too much?
How are you and your friends getting involved in your local community this fall? Let us know in the comments!
Research is an increasingly competitive field and it can be hard for early career scientists to get started. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and academic medical centers are trying to change that through programs designed to support new investigators.
Blood Pressure Drug in a Gel Heals Wounds Faster

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, leading an international group of scientists, have shown that a topical gel made from oral blood pressure drugs is effective in healing chronic
In Autism, Too Many Brain Connections May Be At Root Of Condition

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a defective gene linked to autism may cause neurons to make too many connections with
In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have found pros and cons to developing a vaccine aimed at the “stalk” of the flu virus.The protein that covers the outside of the flu

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