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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 need to develop broader skill of empathy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Developing a broader skill of empathy is a more realistic goal for medical students and doctors than urging them to be more compassionate.



Frequent simulation-based training may improve CPR proficiency among hospital staff

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new training model improved CPR skills in a clinical setting according to research presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions...



Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics.



Doctors call on medical journals to improve health content on Wikipedia

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...