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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3 ways the pandemic may change residency selection going forward

The pandemic caused adaptations to the residency-selection process. Which of those short-term adjustments should be kept for the long term?

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Preparing for Medical School

July 2021: Kaplan MCAT stumpers put premeds to the test

Energy storage, responses versus stimuli and second-order kinetics. Prep for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with these questions from Kaplan.

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Medical School Life

Medical students can learn to handle medicine’s inevitable conflicts

Conflict resolution is an important part of working with patients and peers. Learn how medical students can get started in developing this essential skill.

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Transition to Practice

Things to consider before you choose a practice setting

Residents and fellows deciding on a practice setting should be armed with all the relevant details. Learn more with the AMA. 

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3 ways virtual medical research competitions benefit entrants

The pandemic has forced the AMA and others to come up with new ways of judging research from medical students, residents and fellows.

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Resident & Student Health

3 keys to help resident physicians to get the exercise they need

Exercise is shown to help residents better withstand their rigorous training schedules. But how do you squeeze it in? Learn more with the AMA.

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Get the inside track on winning the 2021 AMA Research Challenge

This year, the AMA Research Challenge is offering a $10,000 grand prize sponsored by Laurel Road. Find expert tips on what a top project looks like.

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Specialty Profiles

Choosing a medical specialty: 4 questions to help get you started

How much patient interaction do you prefer? What about work-life balance? These are among the key questions in physician specialty choice.

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