Medical School Life
Why some medical students are cutting class to get ahead
The lure of the lecture halls isn’t what it once was for medical students. How and why are students getting their information elsewhere?
Patient Support & Advocacy
Health equity commitment being embedded in DNA of AMA’s work
Health equity means “optimal health for all,” says the AMA, which is undertaking a sustained effort to achieve that goal.
COMLEX, DO matching and GME accreditation: What you need to know
Changes to the accrediting bodies for residency training will change how DO students match and how their COMLEX scores will be considered.
Liked, loved, shared: What got physicians talking this year
Physician actions in areas such as gun violence, professional burnout and immigration policy struck home with readers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
AMA: New online education to help physicians promote firearm safety
New educational module aims to assist physicians in effectively communicating with patients about reducing the risk of firearm injury and death.
Navy veteran: The AMA stands up for LGBTQ people in the military
Fight to make service open to all continues. A physician leader and combat veteran highlights AMA’s advocacy for vets and LGBTQ people in the military.
Confronting harassment within medicine head on
The AMA House of Delegates took unanimous action on the issue, reaffirming the Association’s age-old commitment to equity, fairness and respect.
AMA announces new policies as 2018 Interim Meeting ends
The AMA announced new policies on emerging health care issues that were adopted at the conclusion of the semi-annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
DO and MD licensing exams should be viewed equally, says AMA
As DO and MD residency programs come under the same umbrella for accreditation, their licensing exams should carry equal weight.