Tag: residency

ED Doc Fired for COVID Tweets Talks to Biden, Returns to Job

Cleavon Gilman, MD, 41, has had a speech impediment since he was young. He has trouble with certain sounds, such the “st” in “stutter.” That’s...

Deep South Falls Behind in COVID Vaccine Drive

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Walgreens pharmacist Chris McLaurin prepares to vaccinate Lakandra McNealy, a Harmony...

Harold Bornstein, Trump’s ‘Quirky’ Longtime Physician, Dies at 73

Harold Bornstein, MD, President Trump’s former physician for almost four decades, has died at age 73, according to a paid notice published Thursday in The...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

Feds to Start Using Pharmacies to Ramp Up Administration of Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government is turning to private pharmacies to administer COVID-19...

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria

About 20% of gestational carriers at one institution did not meet recommended criteria developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, according to a retrospective...

Even for Wealthy, US Healthcare Can’t Match Care in Other Nations

(Reuters Health) – When it comes to health care, even privileged white Americans fare worse than the average citizens of 12 other developed countries, a...

Pelvic Exams on Anesthestized Patients. Why?

The practice of medical students giving unconsented pelvic exams to women patients under anesthesia seems to be continuing, although recent new laws aim to change...

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a...

Residents Left Off Vaccine List, Uproar Ensues

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Stanford Medicine issued an apology on Twitter Friday after protesters blasted...

Are They Getting It Right?

Most TV doctor dramas don’t receive widespread praise for their medical accuracy. This year, however, the pandemic has injected an inescapable dose of reality into...

Limited Supply and Uncertain Distribution as Vaccine Rolls Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to...

California County Urges Hospitals to Halt Elective Surgeries

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top health official in California’s third-largest...

Physician Sleep Deprivation Linked to Serious Medical Errors

Sleep deprivation in physicians is linked to serious medical errors that result in patient harm. Even moderate sleep loss raises the risk by 53%, new...

Demand for COVID Vaccines Expected to Get Heated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Americans have made no secret of their skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines...

Researchers Evaluate Gynecology-Specific Laparoscopic Simulator

Students have similar confidence levels during a simulated laparoscopic vaginal cuff suturing task whether they train with the current standard laparoscopic simulator or a newer...

States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and...

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...

Paralympian Overcomes Spine-Breaking Fall to Pursue Medicine

In early January of 2011, Georgetown University freshman Michelle Konkoly returned to campus from a training trip to Puerto Rico with the school’s NCCA Division...

‘Glass Ceiling Shattered’ by Female Breast Surgeons. How?

In the United States, the field of surgery is dominated by men, but women have broken through in one subspecialty ― breast surgery. During the...

Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend

Chaniece Wallace, MD, and Anthony Wallace Chaniece Wallace, MD, a chief pediatric resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, died on October...

COVID-19 Taking a Toll on Med Students, Survey Shows

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered medical students’ experience in 2020, and many believe it will affect how they practice medicine long after the pandemic...

Study Finding Patients of Female Surgeons Fare Better is Removed

An Elsevier journal has, for the moment, removed a paper which found that the patients of female surgeons fare better than those treated by men....

South Dakota’s Tribes Defend Themselves Against the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 numberssoared across the country this spring, tribal nations began...