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What it’s like to specialize in urology: Shadowing Dr. Sethi

AMA member Amanjot Sethi, MD, explains that urologists must help patients navigate vulnerable moments and guide them through decisions affecting quality of life.


Kaplan USMLE Step 2 prep: Managing bilateral renal stones

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. What would be the most appropriate test to establish the etiology of the 14-year-old patient's clinical presentation?

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What it’s like in academic family medicine: Shadowing Dr. Rouhbakhsh

To Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, academic family medicine is rewarding because it can be situated in community-based hospitals, allowing greater flexibility in where to live.

Health Equity

How unifying dental, medical care can advance health equity

The schism between the two domains dates to before the American Civil War. Learn more about how and why to bring them together.
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Specialty Profiles

What it’s like in colon and rectal surgery: Shadowing Dr. Mongiu

For Anne Mongiu, MD, the rewarding part of colorectal surgery is when you fix a patient’s problem and can bring them to a better state of health overall.


Kaplan USMLE Step 1: Woman with lesion on her neck

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. Excisional biopsy reveals locally invasive neoplastic cells. Which factor is most predictive of long-term survival?

Specialty Profiles

What it’s like to specialize in public health: Shadowing Dr. Carlo

As a public health physician, John Carlo, MD, believes the most rewarding part is the incredible physical improvement when someone’s HIV becomes controlled.

Specialty Profiles

Life in child and adolescent psychiatry: Shadowing Dr. Ambrose

For AMA member Adrian Jacques Ambrose, MD, MPH, it’s a privilege to walk with patients through their heartaches and triumphs.