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.

Public Health

Mother-son doctor duo makes push for vaccine safety

Living together again during the COVID-19 pandemic, a mother and son had a unique opportunity to collaborate to increase awareness on a vital issue.

Sandra Fryhofer, MD, and George Fryhofer, MD

Transition to Practice

6 questions to consider before signing an employment contract

What is expected of you? How will you be paid? Learn which questions should be answered in the text of your first employment contract after medical residency.

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Preparing for Medical School

How much can you save by staying in-state for medical school?

Staying in-state for medical school can offer tuition savings and lower debt burden. How much should that matter to prospective medical students?

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Without travel, costs of residency interviews to decline sharply

With in-person interviews being discouraged, some medical students will save thousands of dollars on residency application and interview costs.

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Transition to Practice

Medical residents: 4 questions to keep in mind for your job search

The job market may be altered but for residents starting to weigh options, these questions offer a good baseline of how to start your job search.

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Medical School Life

Med student entrepreneurs: Does your idea have investor appeal?

A great idea needs investment. A panel of health care entrepreneurs and investors offered key characteristics of a successful start-up.

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Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Health systems science proving vital during pandemic response

A new textbook chapter offers insight on the ways health systems science—the third pillar of medical education—can be applied to fight a pandemic.

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Preparing for Medical School

Thrive on the MCAT by following this advice

An MCAT score is a key factor in your medical school application portfolio. Experts offer insight on how prospective medical students can excel on the exam.

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