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Several Dartmouth Medical Students Accused of Cheating on Exams

Several students at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire, are being investigated on accusations of cheating on closed-book exams taken remotely, according...

It May Take Decades Before Trainees Look Like the US Population

Researchers project that it may take up to a century before the percentage of Black and Hispanic medical residents reflects that of the general population....

Rapid COVID Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You

  Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow...

US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty

The best medical school program for primary care is at the University of Washington in Seattle, according to the latest rankings by US News &...

Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is...

Residency Director’s Removal Called Racist, Sexist

Alumni and current students and residents at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, have exploded in outrage at the removal of Princess...

AAD Announces Diversity Initiatives

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced a 3-year, multifaceted initiative to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion not only within the academy itself, but also...

FEMA Opens Mass Vaccine Sites as Bad Weather Hampers Efforts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Motorists wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a federally run...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

Med Student Uses GameStop Stock Profits to Help Community

A second-year medical student who quadrupled his investment during the frenzy involving GameStop stock in January used some of the profits to help a children’s...

Clinical Skills Test Permanently Ended

The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) test for medical school students and graduates has been permanently canceled, cosponsors of the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)...

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds...

Diversification of Dermatology Workforce Takes Shape

Stephanie Flores-Pollack, MD, a dermatology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, began considering the field of dermatology when, as part of the Latino Medical...

In-Person K-12 Classes Don’t Fuel COVID-19 Outbreaks, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In-person classes at K-12 schools don’t appear to lead to more...

Study Confirms Key COVID-19 Risk Factors in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Children and adolescents who receive positive COVID-19 test results are...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

Pelvic Exams on Anesthestized Patients. Why?

The practice of medical students giving unconsented pelvic exams to women patients under anesthesia seems to be continuing, although recent new laws aim to change...

Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition, Helps Future Black Doctor

Earlier this month, prospective med student Artavion Cook graduated from college, something made possible by the help of a famous female rapper. In 2017, Cook...

$100 Million Plan Takes Aim at Shortage of Black Physicians

Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, and CommonSpirit Health system have teamed up to create a 10-year, $100 million...

Brief Overdose Training for Med Students Yields Lasting Benefits

A program that trained medical students to prevent and manage opioid overdose had an enduring impact on students’ knowledge and attitudes toward harm reduction, new research shows....

Researchers Evaluate Gynecology-Specific Laparoscopic Simulator

Students have similar confidence levels during a simulated laparoscopic vaginal cuff suturing task whether they train with the current standard laparoscopic simulator or a newer...

Step 2 CS Going Remote, Virtual

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) assessment is switching to a remote virtual format, according to an announcement detailed...

States’ Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. College students Colin Berg (left), Connor Dreher and Brady Bowman stroll...

US Sets Another COVID Record, Hospitals Scramble

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Governors are toughening face mask rules and other restrictions as the...

Colleges Testing Wastewater to Find COVID Outbreaks Early

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 65 colleges or universities in the United States are...