Medical residents training to be OB-GYNs in Texas don't have many places where they can learn how to perform abortions. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Can Doctors Learn To Perform Abortions Without Doing One?

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Dr. Bernard Rosenfeld, 74, has not been able to find a successor to lead his abortion practice in Houston. He says younger doctors don't want to deal with the politics and protesters. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

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George Washington University is training doctors to understand the health care system as it also teaches them how to take care of patients. Team Static/fStop/Getty Images hide caption

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For Doctors-In-Training, A Dose Of Health Policy Helps The Medicine Go Down

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Medical students at George Washington University met with residents of Washington, D.C., to find out what challenges they face in managing asthma. Sarah Miknis/GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences hide caption

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This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

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Giselle is pursuing a career in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her, hiding her problems with anxiety and depression was not an option. Amanda Aronczyk/WNYC hide caption

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A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues

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The unique medical program at the University of California, Berkeley is housed in its School of Public Health. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Belle Likover, a 96-year-old retired social worker, told Case Western Reserve medical students that growing old gracefully is all about being able to adapt to one's changing life situation, including health challenges. Lynn Ischay/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Tulane's medical school is one of the first to teach medical students how to cook healthful food, with the goal that they'll share that knowledge with patients. Jeff Kubina/Flickr hide caption

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Nurse practitioner Rachelle Quimpo begins an ear exam on Shreya Sasaki at a Kaiser Permanente health clinic inside a Target retail department store in San Diego, Calif., as Dr. Heidi Meyer watches via video. Kaiser says it will train medical students to provide good care beyond traditional medical settings. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Is It Safe For Medical Residents To Work 30-Hour Shifts?

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(Left to right) NYU medical students Brian Chao, Michael Lui, Hye Min Choi, and Varun Vijay take the team approach to learning about the anatomy of cells, and how disease can disrupt them. Analyzing big data sets is now a routine part of their studies, too. Cindy Carpien for NPR hide caption

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Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

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Jeffrey Okonye (left) and Oviea Akpotaire are fourth-year medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern. Lauren Silverman/KERA hide caption

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There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978

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Belle Likover, a 95-year-old retired social worker, told Case Western Reserve medical students that growing old gracefully is all about being able to adapt to one's changing life situation, including health challenges. Lynn Ischay/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school's free clinic. Rebecca Plevin/KPCC hide caption

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Medical Schools Teach Students To Talk With Patients About Care Costs

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