Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy

AMA Affiliated Groups

News Writer,

Brendan Murphy joined the AMA in 2016. Prior to joining the writing team at AMA Wire, he reported on various topics, including health care. His work has appeared in The Wednesday Journal, Columbia Missourian, Vine Line and, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Transition to Practice

COVID-19 forces second look at 3 physician employment contract details

Residents and fellows entering practice should consider these physician contract elements in a new light given how the pandemic unfolded.

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Preparing for Medical School

May 2021: Kaplan MCAT stumpers put premeds to the test

Long-term memory, carboxylic acids and ion channels. Prep for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with these questions from Kaplan.

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How demands on residency applicants are growing

Data show medical students are asked to do more to earn a training spot. Time to focus more on making great doctors, not better residency applicants.

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2021 Residency Match: Examining outcomes for SOAP, IMGs

Learn with the AMA about notable trends this year in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) and among international medical graduates (IMGs).

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Preparing for Medical School

Top tips for premeds on getting into medical school

No matter where you are in your potential pursuit of a career as a physician, learn what it takes to create a portfolio that will stand out with admissions offices.

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Medical School Life

How medical students can shape medicine—in pandemic and beyond

Learn why medical students’ passion and energy are badly needed to make health care more accessible, more affordable and equitable for all Americans.

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Considering fellowship? Check in on the latest applicant trends

About 20% of physicians failed to find a fellowship match. Learn how to put the disappointment in perspective.

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Preparing for Medical School

April 2021 Kaplan MCAT stumpers put premeds to the test

Energy storage, denaturation of proteins, and pattern recognition. Prep for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with these questions from Kaplan.

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