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Competency-based Education Improves Transition from Medical School to Residency

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 1:44 p.m.

Competency-based is transforming how students learn to take a patient history, conduct a physical, and document findings, with the goal of improving their preparation for residency.

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"What Do I Do?" Teaching Tomorrow's Doctors How to Navigate the Tough Ethical Questions Ahead

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 8:54 p.m.

Physicians make decisions every day that have an ethical or moral component. How can we effectively train students and residents to do the right things?

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Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.

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Aiming to Enhance Empathy, Medical Students Connect with Families of Body Donors

Published Nov. 7, 2016, 5:03 p.m.

There is no substitute for the opportunity to dissect a human cadaver when learning anatomy. Many medical schools hold memorial events to honor the donors and thank families.

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New Focus in Medical Education on Learning to Recognize Causes of Diagnostic Errors

Published Oct. 21, 2016, 7:52 p.m.

Medical students and residents are learning strategies to prevent diagnostic errors by recognizing flawed clinical reasoning and other factors that can lead to incorrect diagnoses.

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Medical Education Focuses on Improving Patient Handoffs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

With the goal of avoiding errors, many teaching hospitals now include strategies for improving communication during patient handoffs for residents in training.

Viewpoint: Reducing Stress, Burnout in the Medical Community

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals must come together to inspire cultural change and make stress management and mental wellness a priority in academic medicine.

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New Curricula Help Students Understand Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Published Sept. 8, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

Several medical schools are dedicating instruction time to helping students understand the health disparities the LGBT community faces.

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Raising the Profile of Social Science in Medical Education

Published Jan. 30, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

The best-trained physicians will be able to apply their knowledge of behavioral and social sciences to patient care.

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More Pre-Med Students Opting for Health Humanities Programs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Health humanities programs for undergraduates have quadrupled since 2000. For pre-med students, they can offer insight about the social and cultural contexts of health care.

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Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story

Published March 27, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

Patient experiences go beyond the symptoms they bring to a doctor’s office. Drawing out these narratives can provide a helpful context for physicians treating them.

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Medical Students Learn From Analyzing Their Own Genetic Makeup

Published March 27, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Medical schools are introducing the importance of genetics by having students analyze the medical significance of their own genomes.

Reshaping Medical Education with Innovative, Early Clinical Experiences

Published Feb. 21, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Some medical schools are introducing early clinical experiences with programs that train students as emergency health technicians, health system navigators, and community health workers.

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Push to Provide High-Value Care Takes Root in Medical Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Integrating lessons about high-value care early in medical training will help tomorrow’s physicians balance the complexities of delivering high-quality, lower-cost care.

Interprofessional Learning Prepares Students for Team-Based Practice

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:07 p.m.

Innovative programs in interprofessional collaboration are popping up at medical and health professions schools nationwide, preparing students for team-based practice.

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Medical Students Learn How to Care for Patients at the Genetic Level

Published Jan. 24, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Advances in precision medicine could transform patient care. How are tomorrow’s doctors being trained to apply genomic data to clinical practice?

Game On: Building the Case for Games in Medical Education

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:20 p.m.

Learn how to recognize and treat sepsis by playing a video game? Researchers are finding that games can be highly effective learning tools in medical school.

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Bioengineering Programs: <br>The Next Big Thing?

Published Nov. 29, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Rapid changes in bioengineering are creating new demand for medical school graduates with a combination of medical and engineering skills.

Raising the Bar: Helping Faculty Advance Learning with MedEdPORTAL

Published April 17, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

With its focus on high-quality, peer-reviewed curricula, MedEdPORTAL® can support educators training the next generation of physicians and other health professionals.

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Flipped Classrooms: Scrapping Lectures in Favor of Active Learning

Published May 8, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

Lectures are no longer a staple of medical education. Several institutions are “flipping” the classroom and introducing a more active learning model.

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