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New evidence-based training aimed at changing the way medical faculty assess student skills

Jan 31, 2017

National Board of Medical Examiners Turns its Focus to Helping Faculty Better Assess and Prepare Students For Real Life Scenarios

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Transparency in prognosis can improve doctor-patient relationship: Dr. Suganthi Iyer

Jan 18, 2017

In an interview with ETHealthworld, Dr. Suganthi Iyer, Deputy Director - Legal & Medical, P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, talks on why we are seeing increasing cases of patients suing doctors.

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AAMC Transitioning Out of the MOC Directory Service

Jan 18, 2017

As of April 1, 2017, the Association of American Medical Colleges will no longer provide the online repository of continuing education and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) directories it developed two years ago in partnership with the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics and Kognito Launches Simulation to Train Pediatricians on Addressing Teen Use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances

Jan 17, 2017

Role-Play Simulation Prepares Child Health Professionals To Lead Real-Life Conversations With Teens And Build Their Motivation To Quit

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Inside Higher Ed: The Body Issue

Jan 17, 2017

Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.

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Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Jan 16, 2017

It is time to take a more critical look at the culture of medical training, and new steps are needed to assess and monitor student well-being, according to Stuart Slavin, MD, associate dean for curriculum and professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri.

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"Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S."

Jan 16, 2017

The NY Times notes the steady change in the attitude of the American people towards physician aid with dying and the development of new laws, based on Oregon's 1997 Death With Dignity Act.

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Hormone specialists want more education about transgender patients

Jan 16, 2017

Doctors who specialize in conditions involving hormones need more training on how to treat people who are transgender, suggests a new study.

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