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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

Jan. 12, 2016 — The development of training technologies and surgical evaluation based on laparoscopic videos assessments is currently underway, report ... read more

Global Medical Experience

Jan. 8, 2016 — Despite good intentions, short-term international training programs for medical students may create problems for local health ... read more

Orthopedic Surgery Simulation

Jan. 7, 2016 — A unique training simulator for orthopedic open surgery (knee reconstruction with total joint replacement) has been developed by ... read more

Do No Harm: Examining the Impact of Medical Students' Short-Term International Study

Jan. 6, 2016 — International study experiences are a valuable and increasingly expected part of medical students' academic experience, but authors of a new article say not all programs leave patients and ... read more

Female Urologists Still Earn Less Money Than Their Male Counterparts

Jan. 5, 2016 — Although the field of urology remains largely male dominated, the proportion of female physicians specializing in urology has increased from less than 0.5 percent in 1981 to 10 percent today, and 33 ... read more

Medical Research Influenced by Training 'Genealogy'

Jan. 4, 2016 — By analyzing peer-reviewed scientific papers that examined the effectiveness of a surgical procedure, researchers provide evidence suggesting that the conclusions of these studies appear to be ... read more

One in Four New Doctors May Be Depressed, and Their Patients May Suffer Because of It

Dec. 8, 2015 — More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, a comprehensive new study finds. And the grueling years of training for a medical career may deserve some ... read more

Can a Website Keep Suicidal Thoughts Away? Study in Stressed Young Doctors Suggests So

Nov. 19, 2015 — If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. Their first year especially is a time of stress, sleeplessness and self-doubt – and four times the usual rate of suicidal thoughts. But ... read more

Hands-Only CPR in High School Class Pumps Up Likelihood of Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Oct. 23, 2015 — Freshmen at eight Florida high schools who learned how to provide circulatory support to someone in sudden cardiac arrest using chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth ventilations said they would ... read more

3D Printing Provides Low-Cost Alternative in Bronchoscopy Simulation Training

Oct. 19, 2015 — 3D-printed tracheobronchial tree models compared favorably against other more standard models in training pulmonary physicians to perform bronchoscopy, researchers have found. The study compared the ... read more

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