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Practice Business: Medical unions call for GPs to be recognised as expert medical generalists

Sep 18, 2019

A group of medical unions are calling for GPs to be recognised as expert medical generalists

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FierceHealthcare: Weill Cornell will offer free medical education to students with financial need

Sep 17, 2019

Medical students who qualify for financial aid will be able to attend Weill Cornell Medicine for free, the New York City school announced Monday.

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LA Times: California to mandate implicit bias training as part of continuing medical education

Sep 12, 2019

California passed a bill Sept. 12 that will require clinicians to complete implicit bias training as part of their continuing education, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The College Post: Pipeline Programs Can Increase Diversity in Dentistry

Sep 11, 2019

Introducing pipeline programs for high school students can go a long way in addressing the underrepresentation of minorities in dentistry, a New York University study has found.

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Around 20 top universities will apply the Practicum Script Clinical Reasoning Simulator to their medical students

Sep 09, 2019

The online simulation platform will be tested in at least five British universities (Imperial College London, Oxford, Exeter, Plymouth, and Newcastle) and more than a dozen schools in other countries, including Harvard.

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Disability Scoop: Dental Students Will Soon Be Trained To Care For Those With Special Needs

Sep 03, 2019

Dental school students will soon be required to learn how to care for patients with disabilities under new guidelines from The Commission on Dental Accreditation, which approved the new standards this summer.

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Bullying During Medical Residency May Cause Depression, Burnout

Sep 02, 2019

Perceived bullying during medical education may have negative consequences including compromised patient care and increased depression and burnout in affected residents, according to study results published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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STAT: Medical education needs to stop burning out students — now

Aug 29, 2019

In a 2014 study from the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University, more than half of all U.S. medical students had symptoms of depression, and 56% reported themselves to be burned out.

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