Latest Medical schools News

Man gets life in shooting death at online sale that went bad

May. 18, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former football player for the University of Alabama at Birmingham was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison in the death of a nursing student who was shot during an online sale that went bad. Carlos Stephens, 24, was convicted in April of capital...

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

WVa higher ed board OKs nursing programs at 2 universities

May. 12, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at two universities Thursday. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission gave the nod to bachelor of science in nursing programs at Concord and Glenville State. ...

HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities

May. 06, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

A new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients was announced Thursday by a coalition that includes the four medical schools at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities. ...

Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race

May. 01, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital near where he grew up. But he says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing and has prevented him from getting permanent work elsewhere. ...

Medical doctor chosen to lead Connecticut community colleges

Apr. 27, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A medical doctor and community college administrator in Minnesota was named Wednesday to lead the planned merged community college system in Connecticut. The state Board of Regents for Higher Education appointed Dr. John Maduko to serve as president of...

HBCU known for placing grads in med school planning its own

Apr. 22, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A small, historically Black university known for its success in getting Black graduates into medical school announced Thursday that it is now planning its own medical school in New Orleans. The coronavirus pandemic emphasized the need for greater diversity in...

Ohio judge again blocks abortion law that threatened clinics

Apr. 19, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has blocked early enforcement of an Ohio abortion law signed in December that included additional licensing requirements challenged by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as unnecessarily onerous. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway’s...

Abortion training under threat for med students, residents

Apr. 18, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you’ll find abortion. The first two procedures are part of standard physician education. But for many U.S. medical school students and residents who want to learn about abortions, options are scarce. ...

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to explore health care inequities

Apr. 14, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities in the health care system through a new campaign and documentary. The network revealed on Thursday the Color of Care campaign to create a solution toward health equity. The...