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MedScape: Limiting Resident Hours Ups Satisfaction, No Effect on Education

Mar 28, 2018

Residents with limited work hours report more satisfaction with their training and work–life balance than those with flexible hours and longer shifts, according to results from the Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education (iCOMPARE) trial.

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AMA: "Set clear rules to stop bad behavior that worsens morale"

Mar 27, 2018

Yelling. Screaming. Swearing. Angry outbursts. Negative or demeaning comments about patients, physicians or other health professionals. These are all examples of disruptive behavior that can impede high-quality care and contribute to low morale in health care organizations.

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The Statesman: Job performance to decide promotion of teaching doctors

Mar 24, 2018

In India teaching doctors associated with government medical colleges and other healthcare services institutes will now get promotions on the basis of their performance in their respective teaching hospitals.

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MedicalXpress: Surgeon uses 3-D printed skulls to prepare for delicate procedures

Mar 21, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Black says using 3-D printed models of patients’ skulls helps prepare him for surgery – and are good teaching objects for his interns.

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Times Higher Education: Five new medical schools for English universities

Mar 20, 2018

Announcements are part of wider initiative to increase number of training places by 1,500 over three years

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OnlineMedEd helping medical students prepare for future

Mar 19, 2018

OnlineMedEd is a clinical education platform designed for 3rd and 4th year medical students. The focus is on helping the student through their clinical years rotation-by-rotation, topic-by-topic.

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Siliconrepublic: When it comes to life and death, exam marking just has to be accurate

Mar 15, 2018

A medical student’s ‘true’ score might not reflect their ability to go into healthcare, so Dr Thomas Kropmans of NUI Galway wants to devise an accurate, digital scoring method.

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Mar 15, 2018

Being a medical student or resident is hard enough, but what if you have a disability that adds to the challenge?

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