Tag: medical education

Blog Posts (11)

April 15, 2014

Concussion Cases Inspire New Course at George Washington’s Law School

[The New York Times] The revelations that hits to the head may lead to long-term brain damage have rocked the football world at all levels, alarming coaches, players and their parents and forcing the N.F.L. and the N.C.A.A. to tighten safety standards. Given the consequences of the injuries, lawyers, too, have taken note, including those […]
April 2, 2014

Med-school officials risk conflicts by serving on pharma boards

[FiercePharma] Much has been made recently over the potential conflicts of interest that arise when doctors take speaking fees from pharma companies. But as a new report suggests, some companies are shelling out a whole lot more to keep medical school and hospital leaders on their boards–where conflicts-of-interest could be much further-reaching. As The Wall […]
January 10, 2014

Loyola Bioethics Institute Study Finds Medical Students Concerned About Becoming Desensitized to Dying Patients

Loyola’s Neiswanger Institute Study Finds Medical Students Concerned about Becoming Insensitive When Dealing with a Dying Patient  Click here to watch the video interview with Mark Kuczewski, PhD conducted by Randi Belisomo The imminent death of a patient is riddled with emotions for a patient and family as well as the medical team. A study based […]
August 20, 2013

How to Use Your Third-Year Medical Student

Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.

Conversation around the ethics of medical student treatment – or mistreatment – has changed greatly over the past 50 years. …

June 25, 2013

Chicago: Medical Students Support Medical Ethics!

by Jennifer Chevinsky

For the ethics and humanities professors out there, I want to pass on a message – medical students around the nation want to hear more from you! …

February 22, 2013

Importing Docs

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In a National Public Radio story on February 15, economist Dean Baker shared his idea that physicians should be looked at like any other commodity if we want to bring the cost of health care delivery down.

February 7, 2013

The Hidden Research Curriculum

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the 1970s, Benson Snyder at MIT published a book called “The Hidden Curriculum” where he claimed that students’ lack of educational progress and anxiety is caused by the unstated messages they observe at the university.

May 14, 2010

Becoming a Doctor--By Video Game?

Apothecary Healers vs. Lords of Pestilence in the land of Soma? No, it’s not something you missed from Brave New World or a bad knock off of Lord of the Rings.…

May 22, 2009

To Nap or Not to Nap--That is the Question

A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, titled “”To Nap or Not to Nap”, suggests that the verdict is still out on the value of reducing the number of hours that medical residents work and its relationship between improved outcomes for patients, says the WSJ Health Blog.…

January 26, 2009

Training Doctors to Teach Doctors to Care

A recent study published in Academic Medicine has found that a new method of training physicians how to teach the dimensions of care–effective communication, compassion and relationship building–results in physicians who love their profession and their patients, says Booster Shots, the LA Times Health Blog.…

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News (1)

July 10, 2012 4:28 pm

FDA unveils safety measures for opioid painkillers (Fox News)

Drugmakers that market powerful painkiller medications will be required to fund training programs to help U.S. doctors and other health professionals safely prescribe the drugs, which are blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses each year.  The safety plan released by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday is designed to reduce misuse and abuse of long-acting opioid pain relievers, which include forms of morphine, methadone and oxycodone. The agency’s plan mainly involves educating doctors and patients about appropriate use of the drugs.