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“Four Years in Blue” Offers Unprecedented Glimpse into Medical School

July 30, 2021

“One medical school. Four years. Fifteen stories.” That’s how a documentary team introduces its groundbreaking film that provides a firsthand look into the highs and lows,...


New Federal Legislation Introduced to Speed Up J-1 Visas for Foreign Doctors to Work in Rural America

July 26, 2021

In an effort to proactively address the coming physician shortage, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) today introduced the Grant Residency for Additional...


2021 NRMP Medicine Specialty Matching Program Largest in History

June 21, 2021

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to optimize the rank-ordered choices of applicants and program directors for clinical...


Sports Medicine the Nation’s Fastest Growing Specialty, AAMC Says

June 7, 2021

If you’re a medical student still considering specialty options, you might want to move sports medicine higher on your list. That’s because recent research by the Association of...


An Easier Way Into Medical School? Consider an Early Assurance Program

May 19, 2021

Landing a prime spot at a choice medical school will always be competitive, particularly as applications continue to soar. Reports within the past year show applications are up 17 percent and...


COMLEX Creator Releases 2020 Annual Report, Focuses on Student Wellness

May 8, 2021

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. (NBOME), creator and sole administrator of the COMLEX-USA series of examinations required for licensure for osteopathic physicians in the...


USMLE Score Reporting Delayed

April 28, 2021

If you’ve taken or are preparing to take your USMLE Step 2, there’s already one big question already looming in your mind: “When will I get my score?” This year, students...


Three Ways the Physician Workforce is Changing

April 5, 2021

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2020 Physician Specialty Data Report is out and this year, it’s revealing three top transformations taking place within the nation’s...


USMLE Step 1 Makes Switch to Pass/Fail Scoring

March 24, 2021

Following nearly two years of collecting and considering input from hundreds of medical education, regulatory and clinical stakeholders, administrators of the USMLE (United States Medical...


Four Factors in Return to Clinical Training

March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on direct patient interaction for medical students throughout the bulk of the last school year. As some schools begin allowing students to return to clinical...