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Confronting bias against obese patients

Medical educators are starting to raise awareness about how weight-related stigma can impair patient-physician communication and the treatment of obesity. Read story

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Conflict-of-interest scorecard expands to teaching hospitals

More categories and scoring levels in a medical student organization’s annual review are intended to bring additional transparency to doctor-industry relationships. Read story

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Buddy programs link med students, Alzheimer’s patients

Four schools now offer a program designed to lead to better knowledge and empathy by students, and several more schools are coming on board. Read story

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How med schools will spend innovation grants

The mission for those selected for the AMA awards is to adapt their training to 21st-century needs and help lead a nationwide educational transformation. Read story

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Med school grants aim to strengthen geriatric care

Those involved in the awards say it's important for all doctors to be skilled in treating older patients. Read story

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AMA meeting opens with recap of year of promoting changes in health care

At the opening of the House of Delegates, the AMA president and executive vice president describe how the Association made improvements for doctors and patients. Read story

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11 medical schools earn AMA grants for education innovation

Physicians and educators hope the $11 million initiative will spark nationwide curriculum changes to better prepare future doctors for leadership roles in team-based care. Read story

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Med schools improve grades on cutting links to pharma

Next year, nearly 400 teaching hospitals also will be graded on how they manage their financial relationships with industry. Read story

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