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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Preparing for Medical School

Medical school secondary applications: Make yours stand out

Some medical schools will ask you to fill out a more specific, secondary application. Admissions officers advise on how to make yours exceptional.

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What residency applicants should know before interviews

Ask the right questions and practice beforehand. Read more about that and other key tips for M4s as they start interviewing with residency programs.

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Medical School Life

4 things judges look for in medical poster presentations

Participants in the 2021 AMA Research Challenge may wonder what judges look for in presentations. Learn what it takes to bring home the big prize.

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Resident & Student Health

4 lessons for residents on sleep, resiliency and well-being

These great pointers on well-being will give residents and fellows a road map to thrive during their graduate medical education training. Learn more.

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Preparing for Medical School

October 2021: Kaplan MCAT stumpers put premeds to the test

Initial responses, net charges and temperature changes. Prep for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with these questions from Kaplan.

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M4s: What should you expect in residency interviews this year

Learn how the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant could change how physician residency interviews will be handled during the 2021–2022 cycle.

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Resident & Student Health

At pandemic peak, 1 in 3 resident doctors in NYC experienced burnout

During COVID-19 pandemic’s intense early months, residents and fellows at a New York hospital were at higher risk of psychiatric disorders. Learn more.

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Medical School Diversity

Women in medical schools: Dig into latest record-breaking numbers

Women are the majority among medical students in both DO- and MD-granting medical schools, but more work on physician gender equity remains.

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