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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

Apr. 25, 2017 — A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3-D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... read more

Millennial Generation's Learning Preferences in Medical Education Examined

Feb. 1, 2017 — The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study demonstrates evidence of this in medical ... read more

Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students' Licensing Exam

Jan. 19, 2017 — Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Two professors have examined new data suggesting that the number of student applications for residency programs has gotten out of hand, creating a problem that needs to be ... read more

How Can We Make Tomorrow's Doctors Healthier Now?

Sep. 21, 2016 — A randomized study aims to learn whether wearing activity trackers and incorporating physical activity education helps student-physicians improve their activity levels. Researchers say they're ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to new ... read more

Making Better Orthopedic Surgeons: Track Their Errors as Well as Their Skills

June 29, 2016 — In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopedic surgeons, researchers found that tracking the trainees' performance on cadavers using ... read more

Open Operations for Gallbladder Removal Drop 90 Percent at 1 Institution Over 30 Years

Apr. 7, 2016 — While minimally invasive surgical techniques have made operations easier and recovery time faster, there is a downside: surgical residents today aren't acquiring certain operative skills, ... read more

Surgery Residency Program Directors Believe Flexible Duty Hours Improve Continuity of Care

Apr. 4, 2016 — Directors of general surgery residency programs believe that flexible work hour schedules for surgeons in training (residents) improve the continuity of patient care as well as resident training ... read more

Study Highlights Risk of Lapse in Surgical Skills Among Nation's Pediatric Surgeons

Mar. 30, 2016 — Some pediatric surgeons perform so few rare and complex procedures once they finish their surgical training that they may have a hard time maintaining operative skills in the long run, according to a ... read more

Medical Students, Burnout and Alcohol

Mar. 14, 2016 — Medical students are more prone to alcohol abuse than their peers not attending medical school, especially if they are young, single and under a high debt load, according to a study on medical ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a student and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate a local training center. The new maps -- made with ... read more

More Hands-on Training for Doctors Required If Policy Changes

Feb. 24, 2016 — Students would benefit from more hands-on training and responsibility, research indicates. The new findings have concluded that medical students should take on greater responsibility for patient care ... read more

College Psychology Classes Lack Curriculum About Disabilities

Feb. 23, 2016 — Psychology classes are among the most popular courses on college campuses today, but new research shows that many of them lack important information about the largest single minority group in the US ... read more

Want to Be a Doctor, but Have a Disability? Many Medical Schools Look Unwelcoming

Feb. 11, 2016 — They may dream of becoming doctors, and helping people like themselves. But for young people with disabilities, that dream may die when they check the admissions standards of most medical schools, ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Clinics and hospitals across the country are adding physician's assistant (PA) positions to serve growing numbers of patients, and in underserved rural areas, practices are turning to PAs to ... read more

Extending Length of Surgical Trainees' Shifts Does Not Affect Surgical Patients' Safety

Feb. 2, 2016 — Allowing surgeons in training, otherwise known as residents, the flexibility to work longer shifts than currently allowed in the US and/or take less time off between shifts to provide continuity of ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Kaizen, a Web-based gaming platform, promotes learning through a mix of education, entertainment and competition. Named for a Japanese phrase meaning "continuous improvement," Kaizen ... read more

Basic Science Disappearing from Medical Journals

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new study has found a steep decline in the number of scholarly papers about basic science published in leading medical journals in the last 20 ... read more

Medical School Program Addresses Rural Physician Shortage

Jan. 14, 2016 — Mirroring national trends, 97 percent of the 101 rural counties in Missouri are designated Primary Medical Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by the US Department of Health and Human Services. ... read more

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