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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 Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

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Race and Bias from the Classroom to the Exam Room

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:22 p.m.

While some researchers continue to document racial disparities in health and disease burden, others are digging even deeper to better understand how race—and by extension, racism and bias—manifests as a social determinant of health in clinical settings.

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Service-Learning Plays Vital Role in Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:59 p.m.

Service-learning programs in underserved communities are helping medical students gain practical experience and broaden their knowledge base, while reinforcing classroom and clinical training.

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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.

Bringing Resilience to the Classroom

Published Nov. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.

With data showing an increase in depression among medical students, several medical schools are making curricular changes to increase resilience and improve wellness.

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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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Having Business Know-How Opens Up New Career Opportunities for Physicians

Published Feb. 6, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Medical schools are recognizing the need for physicians who have leadership, finance, and management acumen.

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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.

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Medical School in Three Years? Educators Test a New Model

Published March 21, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

An innovative educational model is changing the idea that medical school must take four years.

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.

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