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Medical training is a lengthy procedure and involves an undergraduate education, medical school and graduate medical education. Most medical students will spend 4 years at a college or university to earn a BS or BA degree in basic sciences such as biology

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Doctors call on medical journals to improve health content on Wikipedia

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Wikipedia is the most read source of medical information by the general public, as well as medical students, doctors, and policymakers.

Medical students using electronic health records to track former patients

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to...

Robotic bottom may aid prostate cancer diagnosis

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A robotic rectum may help doctors and nurses detect prostate cancer. The technology, which consists of prosthetic buttocks and rectum with in-built robotic technology, has been developed by...

Leading surgical oncology societies call for global curriculum to address variations, inadequacies in training

Fri, 13 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Worldwide effort needed to address the rising cancer burden by streamlining the training of surgical oncologists.

Internists recommend ways to better align graduate medical education financing with workforce needs

Tue, 03 May 2016 03:00:00 PDT

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) call for changes that better align funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) with the nation's...

ACS-Military Health System partnership prioritizes surgeon readiness and trauma systems

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

MHSSPACS is primed to develop a curriculum for a pre-deployment course for military surgeons and wants to ensure our military trauma system stays intact.

Two decades have brought little change for women in cardiology

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:00:00 PDT

Female cardiologists remain underrepresented and report more work-life challenges than men.

Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad: Juggling roles during residency training

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

MU researcher says residency programs should include flexible scheduling, daycare, peer-to-peer support.More and more physicians are becoming parents during their medical residency training.

Medical students, burnout and alcohol

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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.

Surprisingly long learning curve for surgeons operating on oesophageal cancer

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 09:00:00 PDT

According to a major Swedish cohort study from researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Imperial College London, a surgeon who operates on oesophageal cancer must have performed 60...

Using streaming online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A small survey American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members found that most of them had used online streaming media (i.e.

Pilot training program to improve transgender competency among medical staff in an urban clinic

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PDT

The widespread discrimination and mistreatment transgender individuals face in the healthcare system could be alleviated with specialized provider training to increase knowledge about transgender...

Low reflective ability is risk for professionalism lapses during medical school and beyond

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PDT

Might it be possible to identify and then reach out to help medical students whose actions may put them at risk of lapses in professionalism in medical school and beyond?

Medical school program addresses rural physician shortage

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PDT

Service learning enhances medical training, may increase rural practitioners.

Dental care in the bush needs GP up-skilling

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Rural GPs called on to perform dental care believe they need better training in this area, more support, including primary prevention community activities, and improved access to dental services...

Computer vision techniques for laparoscopic surgery training

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A team of European researchers, including an UPM group, is currently working on the development of training technologies and surgical evaluation based on laparoscopic videos assessments.

Do no harm: Examining the impact of medical students' short-term international study

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:00:00 PDT

As American medical students increasingly want and expect to have international work experience, more and more short-term programs are being offered to give them that opportunity, according to...

Female urologists still earn less money than their male counterparts

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Although the field of urology remains largely male dominated, the proportion of female physicians specializing in urology has increased from less than 0.

More moustaches than women in medical leadership

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:00:00 PDT

Not only are there more men than women in medical leadership but also more men with moustaches than women. Researchers call for policies to encourage female leadership.

Surgeon-in-training report cards can help reduce blood clots in hospitalized patients

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PDT

A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written...

Presence of medical students in emergency department associated with small increase in patient length of stay

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PDT

An analysis of more than 1.3 million emergency department visits found an increase in patient length of stay of approximately 5 minutes associated with the presence of medical students in the...

Improving educational interventions for physicians to provide high-value, cost-conscious care

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Educational interventions to improve the provision of high-value, cost-conscious care by physicians are more effective by combining specific knowledge transmission, reflective practice, and a...

Placement of U.S. medical school graduates into graduate medical education remains stable

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PDT

The percentage of U.S. M.D. graduates entering graduate medical education (GME) the year of graduation has remained stable during the past decade despite an increase in the number of graduates...

Bullying and harassment must be banished from medical workplaces, Australia

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 06:00:00 PDT

The AMA has released its updated Position Statement on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, which outlines the AMA's commitment to work with the whole of the medical profession to banish bullying and...

Rural Australia missing out on doctors - AMA calls on government to lift training targets

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:00:00 PDT

The AMA has written to Health Minister Sussan Ley outlining serious concerns that rural Australia is not attracting and retaining sufficient doctors to meet current and future need, and offering...