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UK: Health clerkship could attract young GPs to Highlands

Apr 10, 2018

A novel health programme introducing medical students to GP life in the Highlands could ultimately lead to a large number of doctor vacancies in the region being filled with new blood.

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US: New medical simulation center gives students, physicians fresh perspectives on human body

Apr 09, 2018

The study of the human body is undergoing a major change at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo with the opening of a new purpose built center.

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National Post: What’s your doctor reading? How social media is disrupting medical education

Mar 29, 2018

Like thousands of other doctors around the world, Dr Argintaru, 30, uses Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) to teach residents and to keep his own medical knowledge up to date.

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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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