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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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Identify Strong Evidence-Based Medicine Programs

Jan 13, 2017

Experts say prospective students should determine whether a medical school delivers rigorous training in "evidence-based medicine," a research-based approach to discovering and evaluating treatment options.

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Crowdsourcing Medical Data Through Gaming: UT’s Simulation and Game Applications Lab helps researchers reach further

Jan 13, 2017

Video games have changed the way we play, but they also have the potential to change the way we research and solve problems, in fields such as health care and education.

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URMC Chosen for National Community Health and Health Equity Initiative

Jan 12, 2017

The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of only eight institutions chosen by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to join an effort to improve health equity and the health of communities nationwide.

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