A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.

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The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.

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‘It’s Tough to Get Out’: How Caribbean Medical Schools Fail Their Students

The institutions are expensive, often operated for profit and eager to accept applicants. But graduates have trouble landing residencies and jobs.

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Mother of 10 Becomes One of Few Hasidic Female Doctors

An ultra-Orthodox mother navigated strict cultural norms to become one of the few Hasidic female doctors in the country.

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Emory Apologizes to Medical School Applicant Rejected Because He Was Black

In 1959, Marion Hood received a letter that said, “I am sorry I must write you that we are not authorized to consider for admission a member of the Negro race.”

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Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams.

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What the Covid Rookies Saw

As coronavirus tore through New York, a group of medical students graduated early to help the hospitals under siege and found courage they didn’t know they had.

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Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School

The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

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Medical School Needs a Dose of the Humanities

The horrors of Covid-19 may give proponents of the liberal arts an unexpected opening.

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How to Virtually Become a Doctor

Medical schools and students alike have had to adapt to remote cadaver dissections and bedside-manner training via video.

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‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job

Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt.

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Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

Across states and schools, medical students’ access to the coronavirus vaccine has varied widely, creating some confusion and stress.

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Should I Stop Speaking to My Trump-Supporting Friends?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on ending friendships with those who back the president, identifying as L.G.B.T.Q. on medical-school applications — and more.

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Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color

Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin.

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

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Need to Take the MCAT? You’ll Still Have to Do It in Person

Admissions tests for many graduate schools have gone online. But not the MCAT, the exam for aspiring doctors. It must still be taken in person, pandemic or not.

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