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Specialty Profiles

What it’s like in critical care medicine: Shadowing Dr. Sanghavi

AMA member Devang Sanghavi, MD, believes critical care is the most gratifying field in medicine, requiring compassion and communication.

USMLE®

Kaplan USMLE Step 3 prep: Headache hits 10 of 10 on pain scale

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. Woman arrives at the ED with a painful headache. Exam shows bilateral papilledema. What’s the most appropriate next step?

Leadership

How Privia Health moves medicine

AMA group member Privia Health uses technology, team-based care, and unique wellness programs to keep people healthy, prevent disease, and improve care coordination.

USMLE®

Kaplan USMLE Step 2 prep: Barium enema reveals multiple polyps

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. Results from a barium enema shows polyps scattered throughout the patient’s colon. What is the next step in management?

Specialty Profiles

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

AMA member Christopher Garofalo, MD, finds continuity of care to be one of the great features of family medicine.

Christopher Garofalo, MD

Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Raising her hand to help build U.S. addiction-medicine workforce

Learn how this AMA member in Michigan is working to boost substance-use disorder training in medical school and residency.

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Ethics

Why implantable medical devices are a big test for regulators

Learn about the ethical challenges of balancing patient safety with demand for lifesaving and life-improving technologies.

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USMLE®

Kaplan USMLE Step 1: Which factor is involved in the pathogenesis?

Prep with help from Kaplan Medical. A patient currently on antiretroviral therapy enters emergency department with confusion, dizziness and fatigue.