Education

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

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Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

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Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.

ACP: Delay, Denial of H-1B Visas Disruptive to Training, Patient Care

ACP: Delay, Denial of H-1B Visas Disruptive to Training, Patient Care

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The denial or delay of visas for international students is disruptive to both the training program and to patient care.

Medical School Enrollment Projected to Surpass Recommended Target

Medical School Enrollment Projected to Surpass Recommended Target

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The current report includes enrollment projections only for the 151 institutions that grant MD degrees.

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

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Compassion fatigue can lead to decreased quality of patient care and increases in medical errors.

Net Neutrality Repeal Stands to Disrupt Medical Education, Clinical Training

Net Neutrality Repeal Stands to Disrupt Medical Education, Clinical Training

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Following the repeal of net neutrality regulations, public focus has been on consumer internet use, but medical education may also suffer.

ACP: Recommendations to Combat Negative Hidden Curricula in Medicine

ACP: Recommendations to Combat Negative Hidden Curricula in Medicine

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In medicine, there is often a disconnect between what is taught in the classroom and what students observe in clinical practice.

FDA: Manufacturers of Immediate-Release Opioids Must Provide Clinician Prescribing Training

FDA: Manufacturers of Immediate-Release Opioids Must Provide Clinician Prescribing Training

In an effort to halt the ongoing opioid addiction crisis, US regulators are requiring manufacturers to provide extensive training to doctors.

Embracing the "Wow!" Factor to Improve Patient Care

Embracing the "Wow!" Factor to Improve Patient Care

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A physician shares how embracing natural curiosity may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.

Practical Tips for Teaching and Mentoring Your Medical Students

Practical Tips for Teaching and Mentoring Your Medical Students

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Clinician instructors are tasked with helping medical students refine their critical thinking, empowering them to ask relevant questions, and encouraging further inquiries.

Pre-Operative Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Pre-Operative Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

The program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance for pre-op patients.

Pre-Operative Information Delivered Better Via Web-Based Platform

Pre-Operative Information Delivered Better Via Web-Based Platform

Children ages 3 to 12 years were better at attaining pre-op information from interactive web-based platforms.

Med Student Well-Being Improves with New Learning Interventions

Med Student Well-Being Improves with New Learning Interventions

Environmental interventions such as pass/fail grading system and mental health programs may be beneficial.

Physicians Need More Education on Herbal Weight Loss Products

Physicians Need More Education on Herbal Weight Loss Products

Study shows that more than 80% felt that weight loss products have severe adverse effects and its use should be limited.

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, PhD is making a national impact on the way health care is delivered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

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