Medical Education

For nearly a century, these patient histories have illuminated and advanced the art of medicine.

The pandemic brought both setbacks and opportunities for young scientists. But female researchers are getting the worst of it.

Dozens of pandemic-era innovations, and the experience of teaching during a crisis, have all left an indelible mark.

Pathologist Husain Sattar is becoming an icon—and a meme—to a generation of medical students.

The debate over one of the most contested exams in medical education comes to a head.

Medical marijuana has swept the country, but physicians aren’t trained how to use it.

Kayse Shrum is launching the first U.S. medical school affiliated with a Native American tribe—part of a strategy to train doctors where they’re needed most.

Roderic Pettigrew is training a new hybrid specialty—half physician, half engineer.

Physicians are rarely trained to care for transgender patients. New efforts aim to bridge that gap.

Burnout is on the rise among doctors. Is medical school the place to make a difference?

An excerpt from Matt McCarthy’s tales of being a medical resident: The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly.

The teaching cadaver is as old as the study of medicine. Is there a better alternative?

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.