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July 1, 2015

Reflection in Medical Education Can Lead to Less Burn-out

June 2, 2015 — With physician burnout on the rise it is all the more integral for students to learn ways to engage better with the challenges faced in the medical profession. Stritch faculty members believe ... read more

May 28, 2015 — New research is helping to improve the ability of medical students and health professionals to detect early forms of skin cancer. The study concludes that traditional teaching methods can be improved ... read more

Surgical Skills Lab and Dissection Curricula Train Neurosurgical Residents

May 26, 2015 — A surgical skills laboratory and corresponding dissection curricula were established in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic in the 2011-2012 academic year. The authors describe how ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Deaf education lecturers are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training. Swivl is a robotic turntable onto which is placed an iPad or other tablet. It is positioned ... read more

May 7, 2015 — The existence of gender-based wage gaps in many occupations continues to be a hot-button topic in social and political debates. While much attention has been focused on medium- and lower-wage ... read more

Medical Education Risks Becoming Two-Tiered Unless Strong Research Focus Is Preserved, Argue Medical Leaders

Apr. 29, 2015 — For more than 100 years, exposing students to basic and clinical research has been an essential component of a medical school education in the United States. However, today, new models of medical ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Medical educators and students, through new articles, discuss how guided reflection, coursework and mentoring can foster the 'professional identity formation' process needed for doctors to ... read more

Ethics Training for Future Doctors Needs Updating, Say Medical Educators

Apr. 24, 2015 — To accommodate 21st century ethical concerns and begin resolving discordant approaches to medical ethics training, scholars from leading medical schools across the United States have issued updated ... read more

Home Skills Program for Surgical Patients Who Require Complex Wound Management

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new initiative has been launched to improve outcomes for patients requiring complex wound management. Experts note that the health care system has focused significant resources on reducing surgical ... read more

Art Helps Nursing, Medical Students Strengthen Observation Skills

Mar. 31, 2015 — Gazing at art can help future doctors and nurses hone observation skills and avoid bias, finds new research. "Observation is key to diagnosis, and art can teach students to slow down and really ... read more

Majority of New Pediatricians Satisfied With First Jobs; Work Matches Lifestyle, Family and Career Goals

Mar. 23, 2015 — Despite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least one group of doctors seems to be starting their careers on the right note. The majority of new general pediatricians say ... read more

One Million Patients Could Lose Primary Care If Residency Training in Underserved Regions Is Eliminated

Mar. 3, 2015 — The shortage of primary care doctors could worsen if funding for the Teaching Health Centers, a program to train medical residents in underserved areas, is eliminated in the United States, says a new ... read more

Virtual Patient: Avatar Shows Emotions as He Talks to Med Students

Feb. 25, 2015 — The avatars in the Virtual Patient Project give medical students life-like practice in interviewing patients, delving into health histories and narrowing possible diagnoses. These avatars were ... read more

Primary Care Residents Unlikely to Detect Hazardous Alcohol Use

Feb. 24, 2015 — When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study. The study surveyed 210 resident physicians in three ... read more

Shorter Medical Resident Duty Hours: Worse for Patients, Slightly Better for Residents

Feb. 9, 2015 — Shorter duty hours for medical residents, although marginally better for residents themselves, may result in worse patient care, according to a randomized trial assessing resident duty hour schedules ... read more

Is the Medical Match Fair?

Jan. 27, 2015 — When medical-school graduates apply for their residencies, they use a centralized clearinghouse that matches applicants with jobs. This process is called the medical match. The demand for positions ... read more

Novel Simulation Model Improves Training Experience for Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Jan. 27, 2015 — A new surgical training model that simulates patient bleeding is providing cardiothoracic surgery residents with “real-life” experience without compromising patient safety, researchers ... read more

'July Effect' Doesn’t Apply to Length of Surgery

Jan. 23, 2015 — The "July Effect" -- when newly trained physicians begin their residency at teaching hospitals, potentially increasing the risk of medical errors -- doesn't appear to lengthen ... read more

Can Doctors Be Trained in a 48-Hour Working Week?

Dec. 10, 2014 — Since August 2009 all UK trainee doctors have been restricted to a 48 hour week, but some say this has had negative effects on the quantity and quality of medical training. Is there any evidence to ... read more

No Increase in Patient Deaths or Hospital Readmissions Following Restrictions to Medical Residents' Hours

Dec. 10, 2014 — In the first year after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) reduced the number of continuous hours that residents can work, there was no change in the rate of death or ... read more

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