Marc Zarefsky

Marc Zarefsky

AMA Affiliated Groups

Contributing News Writer,

Marc Zarefsky is a communications consultant who works with C-suite executives, top-ranked universities, nonprofit organizations, and a variety of associations. Marc previously worked in the communications offices at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Prior to that, he worked as an award-winning sports reporter and editor. 

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Teaching resident physicians about safe opioid prescribing

Opioids can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, but prescribing them properly requires prudence. Learn more from the AMA.

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What medical residents should know about clinical trials

Resident physicians need to know about the ethical standards that come with clinical trials. An AMA education module aids that teaching process.

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What resident physicians must know about privacy and confidentiality

Patient-physician relationships are based on privacy. Learn more with the AMA about protecting patient confidentiality and why it matters.

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How medical residents can create a respectful environment

Residents share the responsibility to create an effective and respectful learning environment. The AMA has advice on how to make that happen.

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8 things physicians and patients need to know about the Pfizer vaccine

Three experts answered a variety of questions about the new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its Emergency Use Authorization.

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Teaching medical residents how to make patient handoffs safer

With COVID-19 straining physicians and care teams, handoffs take on greater importance than ever. Learn more with the AMA.

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As COVID-19 surges, AMA sounds alarm on nation’s overdose epidemic

Learn about the policy steps that must be taken to improve access to lifesaving substance-use disorder treatment.

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After year tormented by COVID-19, experts eye 2021 health landscape

Ending the pandemic is job No. 1. Learn about some of the other big issues that will shape U.S. medicine in the coming year.


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