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What it’s like in occupational medicine: Shadowing Dr. Martin

AMA member Douglas Martin, MD, shares how life in occupational medicine has been affected by COVID-19. Learn more about whether this specialty is right for you.


Kaplan USMLE Step 2 prep: Men's health drives these 10 stumpers

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. Can you correctly answer these questions involving men’s health? Find out now.

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Kaplan USMLE Step 3 prep: Woman short of breath for 2 days

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. The case: A woman has had progressive shortness of breath since being hospitalized after a fall. What is the most appropriate next therapeutic intervention?


Victoria I. Gordon: Sharing time, talents with those most in need

Medical student Victoria I. Gordon, an AMA member, chose to pursue medicine after seeing disparities in her community and her brother’s experience with type 1 diabetes.

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Kaplan USMLE Step 2 prep: Which is the appropriate pharmacotherapy?

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. The case: A 65-year-old man has a two-day history of fever, headache and confusion. Which is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy?


How physicians can better care for Native American patients

Learn more about the ethical, social and cultural complexities of delivering care to Native patients living on sovereign tribal land and elsewhere in the U.S.

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Kevin Connolly King, MD: Revitalizing residency training programs

AMA member Kevin Connolly King, MD, volunteered for five years and knew medicine was the profession he wanted to pursue.

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Kaplan USMLE Step 1 prep: Persistent left shoulder pain, diaphoresis

The case: 75-year-old man with these symptoms is patient gets sublingual nitroglycerin. What changes will it cause?