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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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Success as a female doctor: What is the recipe?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out what doctors at different career stages told us about their definition of success and what the biggest threats to their success are.



The top five social media tools for physicians

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using social media allows doctors to connect with colleagues and patients. We show you which platforms are best and how to get started.



Personal branding for doctors: Being yourself can enhance your practice

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Make the most of how others perceive you by consciously defining and actively managing your brand. Find out how to get started in this article.



A day in the life of a general practitioner

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A GP’s role is bewilderingly diverse: from newborn to grandparent, and from alopecia to zygomycosis. In this article, we walk a mile in one GP's shoes.



Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we check out how a book discussion on Twitter can allow people from all over the globe to connect - and it's not just for doctors.



Checklist program reduced large-scale post-surgery deaths

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

After voluntary introduction of a WHO surgical checklist for reducing avoidable risks in 14 hospitals, there was a significant drop in post-surgery deaths.



A doctor's life-enhancing experience of working on a humanitarian TB project

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease worldwide. What happened when a doctor from Northern Ireland went to Georgia to work with TB patients?



Navigating vaccine hesitancy: What can the physician do?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why are some parents concerned about vaccines? Learn what physicians can do to help parents understand the importance of vaccines for their children.



Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work?



Many new doctors may be posting unprofessional content on Facebook

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained...



Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell: A heroine for women

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Dr. Blackwell overcame many obstacles to become the first female doctor in America. We look at how her achievements led the way for women in medicine.



US patients treated by international doctors have lower death rates than those treated by home trained doctors

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In the United States, patient death rates are lower for internationally trained graduates than for graduates from a US medical school, despite international graduates caring for patients with...



Gender gap in medicine remains in the spotlight in 2016

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today reflect on some of the gender gap articles in research, work-life balance, and pay for physicians that have been reported in 2016.



Doctors need to develop broader skill of empathy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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.