medical education

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'Hidden' Med School Curriculum Hurts Empathetic Care

Alicia Caramenico | FierceHealthcare | June 10, 2013

With April research showing medical interns spend very little time directly caring for patients, medical education is getting more bad press. Read More »

A Case Study In Closed Access

Adi Kamdar | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | October 25, 2013

One of the core messages of Open Access Week is that the inability to readily access the important research we help fund is an issue that affects us all—and is one with outrageous practical consequences. Limits on researchers' ability to read and share their works slow scientific progress and innovation. [...] Read More »

An Open Letter To Washington, D.C. From A Physician On The Front Lines.

Matthew Moeller | Caduceus Blog | March 2, 2013

I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and physical demands of the profession. Read More »

Are Med Schools Failing Future Docs?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 7, 2013

As the most-wired generation works toward their degrees – and gears up to practice in a whole new healthcare world – some are rethinking how much IT should be taught. Read More »

DOs Urge Exploration Of Alternative State Funding Models For Physician Training

Press Release | American Osteopathic Association (AOA) | July 20, 2013

Recognizing the need to increase graduate medical education (GME) funding to support the creation of more residency training positions that are needed to fill projected physician workforce shortages, the [AOA] House of Delegates voted today to support the creation of alternative GME funding mechanisms at the state level. Read More »

First Teach No Harm

Phillip Longman | Washington Monthly | June 21, 2013

The U.S. spends $13 billion a year subsidizing graduate medical education. Yet almost all of this money winds up producing the wrong kinds of doctors in the wrong places, with America’s most elite teaching hospitals being the worst offenders. Read More »

First Use Of Google Glass During Surgery

Staff Writer | Healthcare IT News | August 30, 2013

Dr. Christopher Kaeding, director of sports medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, used the technology to work with a distant colleague using a live, point-of-view video from his operating room via the wearable interactive technology, augmented by a head-mounted computer and camera device. Read More »

Free Open Access Medical Education

Terese Bird | Institute of Learning Innovation Blog | July 9, 2013

For some years now, I have noticed that medical educators are looking at learning innovations in their own unique way. I first became aware of medical education happening in virtual worlds and simulations, such as Coventry’s virtual maternity ward in Second Life, and St George’s paramedic training in Second Life. Read More »

Google Glass Handed Out To Medical Students At UC Irvine

Dara Kerr | CNET | May 14, 2014

The California school thinks the device will help students with anatomy, clinical skills, and hospital rotations. Read More »

Guest Post: Incompetent Management Breeds Demoralized Physicians

Howard Brody | Health Care Renewal | July 30, 2013

Danielle Ofri, a prominent internist/author at Bellevue in New York, started a recent op-ed piece, “Last week I was ready to quit medicine." [...] Read More »

Healthcare Emergency: Shortage Of Nurses Will Impact Patient Care : Infographic

Jonathan Govette | Referral MD | August 1, 2013

Healthcare reform is here; this coupled with the aging population of the United States, all evidence points to the extraordinary need of advanced Nurse Leaders for today, and into the future. Currently Registered Nurses make up the largest segment of professional healthcare workers in our nation. However, these nurses are not immune to aging. Read More »

HIMSS To Unveil HIT Value Model

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 11, 2013

Kicking off the Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition here on Tuesday, HIMSS executive vice president Carla Smith announced that HIMSS is poised to delver a value model measuring the return on health information technology investments. Read More »

International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency Draws Hundreds

Press Release | American University of the Caribbean | March 20, 2019

More than 280 healthcare professionals, emergency preparedness experts, and government leaders gathered on campus March 8-11 with the goal of uniting their collective experience and expertise to increase their communities’ ability to manage hurricanes and other disasters. Attendees represented 12 countries, including 9 Caribbean islands, and a multitude of backgrounds in disaster preparedness and response, including disaster medicine and veterinary medicine, nursing, hospital administration, mental health, telehealth, EMS and first responders, disaster recovery and humanitarian assistance, medical education, and more.

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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs

Kristin Gourlay | NPR | September 18, 2013

[...] "I think it's forward thinking to start to see, to view food as medicine," he says. "That's not something that's really on our radar in medical education. But with the burden of disease in the United States being so heavily weighted with lifestyle disease, I think it's a very, very logical next step." Read More »

New Software from Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education and Training

Press Release | Kitware | December 6, 2018

Kitware added to its collection of open source toolkits with the first release of the interactive Medical Simulation Toolkit (iMSTK). The toolkit offers manufacturers and researchers all the software components they need to build and test virtual simulators for medical training and planning. "iMSTK, which we've been developing in close collaboration with Professor Suvranu De's research center - the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - is meant to empower developers to rapidly prototype virtual simulator applications," said Andinet Enquobahrie, the director of medical computing at Kitware.

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