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  • Interprofessional Simulation Training Boosts Communication

    • September 24, 2015
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    Educators are heeding the call for more interprofessional learning opportunities, where medical, nursing and pharmacy students and other members of the healthcare team learn from and with each other.

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  • Op-Ed: What Does it Mean to be a Top Doc?

    • September 8, 2014
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    Can the average consumer glean any information at all from the top doc lists? Here is one tip: Pay attention to the source of the information. Traits that doctors prize in their colleagues may be different from the ones patients rank high.

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  • Medical Education Enhanced by Simulation

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    The use of simulation techniques in medical education, such as lifelike mannequins and computer systems, results in improved patient care, better outcomes and other benefits, according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher.

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  • Should Medical Students Disclose Every Error?

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    More than three-quarters of fourth-year medical students and almost all residents report being personally involved in a medical error. But only one-third of them report receiving formal instruction in error disclosure, though over 90 percent express interest in such training.

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  • Proposed: $5 Billion for Medical Training

    • February 27, 2014
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    President Barack Obama will ask Congress to approve spending more than $5 billion on medical training to turn out some 13,000 primary care providers over the next 10 years. Obama will include the proposal in the budget he sends to Congress next week. The new funding is aimed at training more doctors who can work in underserved areas, including rural communities.

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