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3 MIN READ

What you need to know to ace a poster abstract

One expert in the field of medical research gives students and residents pointers on the keys to creating an abstract that will gain attention.

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Research
Succeeding in Medical School

Student-focused benefits

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AMA Research Challenge
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4 MIN READ

5 reasons to showcase your work in the AMA Research Challenge

It’s one of the biggest academic contests in medicine. Find out all the great reasons medical students and resident physicians should take part.

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Research
Succeeding in Medical School
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5 MIN READ

Do’s and don’ts for effective patient-physician communication

Poor communication can exacerbate patient mistrust and nonadherence. Expert advice published in JAMA lists examples of what to say—and what to avoid.

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Physician-Patient Relationship
Succeeding in Medical School
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6 MIN READ

What I wish I knew about residency program research in medical school

The first step to landing a physician residency position is picking the right programs. David Lee, MD, shares tips on his targeted approach to applying.

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Preparing for Residency
Succeeding in Medical School

Making the Rounds

Get the latest advice, interviews and discussions on the most important topics affecting the lives and careers of medical students and residents.

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6 MIN READ

Medical student financial FAQ: Insight on loan forgiveness, repayment

What is the average medical school debt? How does medical student loan forgiveness work? Find answers to these key questions and more.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School
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5 MIN READ

Should you get a dual degree in medical school?

How long does it take to get a master’s degree in med school? What are the advantages of an MD-PhD? Can an MPH impact your career? Physicians weigh in.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School
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6 MIN READ

Medical student leadership opportunities

Take on leadership opportunities at the local, state or national levels to represent medical students and address their concerns—download PDFs or applications in DOCX format.

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School
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4 MIN READ

4 tips for medical students to get their start as researchers

If you’re a medical student with limited experience, that shouldn’t impede your pursuit of research endeavors. Learn more with the AMA.

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Publishing Research
Succeeding in Medical School
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4 MIN READ

Considering a research year in medical school? 5 things to know

A research year during medical school affords students more time to follow their scholarly pursuits. Is it the right decision for you?

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Medical School Life
Succeeding in Medical School