Tag: medical education

Report Urges Complete Residency Overhaul

The transition from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) in the United States needs comprehensive reform, says a new report from the...

Med Student Kicked Out for Microaggression Dustup Sues School

Kieran Bhattacharya was slated to graduate from University of Virginia (UVA) Medical School in 2021. But in late 2018, he was suspended. In early 2019,...

Do Videos Show Med Student Abuse or Rite of Passage?

It’s a routine day at the hospital. A patient arrives with a suspicious leg swelling. A medical student on duty says the likely cause is...

Medical School Student Influx May Overwhelm Montana Resources

Opening two new medical schools in Montana would stretch and possibly overwhelm the state’s physicians who provide the clinical training that students need to become...

Resident Pay, Relationships Stay Steady Amid Uncertainty of COVID

Medical residents faced a challenging year in 2021; they were called upon to navigate the front lines of a pandemic while working to complete their...

COVID-19: Punjab allows opening of bars, pubs from July 1

The Punjab government on Tuesday further eased Covid restrictions, allowing reopening of bars, pubs and taverns with 50 per cent capacity from July 1. Punjab...

Diversity of Pediatric Residents, Fellows Continues to Lag

Researchers acknowledged that some of the factors contributing to the low proportion of minorities in the pediatric workforce may include educational disparities starting in primary...

School Apologizes for Rejecting Black Student in ’59

A letter dated Aug. 5, 1959, hangs framed in the basement of Marion Hood, MD, a retired gynecologist and obstetrician. “I am sorry I must...

Report Shows Decline in Black Ob/Gyn Residents From 2014 to 2019

There has been a steady decline in the proportion of Black ob.gyn. residents from 2014 to 2019, according to new research published in JAMA Network...

Montana Med School Clash Revives for-Profit vs Nonprofit Flap

Two universities are eyeing the chance to be the first to build a medical school in one of the few states without one. The jockeying...

Several Dartmouth Medical Students Accused of Cheating on Exams

Several students at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire, are being investigated on accusations of cheating on closed-book exams taken remotely, according...

US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty

The best medical school program for primary care is at the University of Washington in Seattle, according to the latest rankings by US News &...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

Clinical Skills Test Permanently Ended

The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) test for medical school students and graduates has been permanently canceled, cosponsors of the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)...

Diversification of Dermatology Workforce Takes Shape

Stephanie Flores-Pollack, MD, a dermatology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, began considering the field of dermatology when, as part of the Latino Medical...

Mitotic Rate Makes Comeback as Melanoma Prognosticator

Mitotic rate, properly applied, has a prognostic impact in melanoma comparable to that of lesional ulceration, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD, reported at a virtual forum on...

Step 2 CS Going Remote, Virtual

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) assessment is switching to a remote virtual format, according to an announcement detailed...

Fewer Docs Accepting Industry Payments, but Overall Value Stable

A federal transparency program designed to lower healthcare costs had relatively little impact on total and annual payments to physicians from drugmakers and device makers...

Promising Drugs Line Up for Lupus Treatment

Systemic lupus erythematosus remains a treatment challenge, but a variety of drugs in the pipeline are set to target type I interferons, cytokines, and B...

Bill to cut MPs’ salary by 30% for a year introduced in Lok Sabha | India News

NEW DELHI: Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday introduced a bill in Lok Sabha that seeks to reduce the salaries of members of Parliament...

Anti-Affirmative Action Paper Blasted on Twitter Now Retracted

An article published in March in the Journal of the American Heart Association that raised a ruckus on #medtwitter this week has now been retracted....

Most Top Clinical Journals Now Allow ‘Preprint’ Posting Before Peer Review and Publication

(Reuters Health) – The vast majority of medical journals now allow articles to appear as preprints before they are peer reviewed and officially published, a...

USMLE Step 2 CS Suspended for at Least 1 More Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sponsors of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) announced on Tuesday...

COVID-19 Ruins Korean Med Graduate’s US Plans

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 16, 2020 — I didn’t stumble into medicine; I ran into it. After my...

Med Students Aren’t Prepared for Virtual Clinical Exams

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 08, 2020 — The garbage trucks outside my window are so loud that I can’t...