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  • Are Guidelines Needed to Assess Competence of Aging Physicians?

    • April 22, 2016
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    The question of whether national guidelines need to be developed for assessing the competence of aging physicians was discussed during a recent meeting of key stakeholders, according to a news release from the American Medical Association (AMA).

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  • AAMC Examines the Looming Physician Shortage

    • April 18, 2016
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    Under every combination of scenarios modeled, the United States will face a shortage of physicians over the next decade, according to a physician workforce report released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). The projections show a shortage ranging between 61,700 and 94,700, with a significant shortage showing among many surgical specialties.

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  • Med Students Rally Against Step 2 CS Exam

    • March 15, 2016
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    Thousands of medical students across the country are demanding the elimination of a licensing exam that tests their patient care skills, arguing that it’s an expensive waste of time. Led by students from Harvard Medical School, the effort has drawn strong support nationwide. More than 6,000 students, residents, and faculty at 130 medical schools have signed a petition calling for the National Board of Medical Examiners to abolish the test.

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  • Med Students’ Comics are Anything But Funny

    • December 10, 2015
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    How stressful is medical training? So bad that in a class that encouraged medical students to express their feelings by drawing comics, nearly half of them depicted their supervisors as monsters, researchers say.

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  • Study Examines Clincial Outcomes, Medical Residents’ Shift Lengths

    • December 8, 2015
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    The study compares the current rules, which limit first-year residents to working no more than 16 hours without a break, with a more flexible schedule that could allow the young doctors to work up to 30 hours.

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  • Attending AAMC? Stop By EMS’ Booth #406 for Cutting-Edge Clinical Simulation Solutions!

    • November 6, 2015
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    Whether you're running a single simulation event or thousands, EMS' SIMULATIONiQ™ platform uses the latest web-based technologies to simply and seamlessly capture, organize, and analyze the full spectrum of your simulation efforts from SP encounters to mannequin-based team training.

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  • What is Mastery Learning in Medical Education?

    • November 5, 2015
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    Mastery learning is a stringent form of competency-based education. It is designed to promote learner acquisition of knowledge, skill, and professionalism competencies, which are measured rigorously, to achieve high standards, with little or no outcome variation among learners and without limiting learning time to fixed intervals.

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  • Med Students Crunch Data, Examine Trends

    • October 30, 2015
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    Every first and second year student at the NYU School of Medicine is required to do what's called a 'health care by the numbers' project. Students are given access to an enormous database with more than 5 million anonymous records — information on every hospital patient in the state for the preceding two years.

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  • Med Students Learn to Talk Cost of Care

    • September 15, 2015
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    A recent AAMC survey finds that 129 of 140 responding medical schools offered a required course on the cost of health care during the 2013-2014 school year. Nearly 40 percent of the schools said they also present the issue in elective courses.

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  • Online Modules Help Physicians Develop New Skills

    • September 10, 2015
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    An online educational program aims to help physicians get back to work and reduce the nation's physician shortage, according to an article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

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