Medical Training


“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...


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...


Step 1 Failure? Here’s Why There’s No Need to Worry…

August 26, 2020

Fail your USMLE Step 1 exam? Fret not. You’re in good company – Lots of it! And your chances at a great residency and a fulfilling medical career remain higher than you may think. New...


Five Options for Careers in Infectious Diseases

June 15, 2020

A century ago, the Spanish Flu swept across the globe, infecting 500 million people (nearly a quarter of the world’s population at the time) and killing tens of millions, including 675,000...


Medical Schools Report Reopening Plans

May 14, 2020

With medical schools across the country shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of current and would-be students are feeling in limbo. Thankfully, progress is under way, according to...


Number of Medical Students with Disabilities Surges

November 28, 2019

The number of medical students who report having a disability rose 69 percent between 2016 and 2019, according to a new survey published this week in the Journal of the American Medical...


First Graduates of Kansas Rural Medical School Head to Work

October 9, 2019

In 2011, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina opened in a one-building campus in the heart of wheat country. The aim: to help produce just a few skilled and dedicated physicians...