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December 5, 2019

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Improved Avenues to Train Plastic Surgeons in Microsurgery

Microsurgery is an intricate and challenging surgical technique that involves using miniature instruments and sutures as fine as a hair strand aided by sophisticated microscopes. In plastic surgery, ... read more

Study Debunks 'July Effect' for Heart Surgery

The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery, ... read more

For Busy Medical Students, Two-Hour Meditation Study May Be as Beneficial as Longer Course

For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a study ... read more

Population Health: A Rapidly Evolving Discipline in US Academic Medicine

Leaders from department-level initiatives across the US weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact, according to a new ... read more

Early Sports Specialization Tied to Increased Injury Rates in College Athletes

Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or ... read more

Stress-Free Training May Enhance Surgical Skill

It may be easier to learn surgical skills when a student feels less pressure and approaches surgery as a hobby, report ... read more

Service-Learning Initiative to Teach Hands-Only CPR to High School Students Is Successful

PumpStart, a community service-learning program created by students, that teaches hands-only CPR to the general public, is effective for both teaching high school students a life-saving skill and ... read more

Students in Health Enrichment Programs Benefit from Early Team-Based Exposure

A study provides new evidence that early exposure to multiple health disciplines in pipeline programs targeting underserved/underrepresented students interested in health professions reduces the ... read more

To Track How Students Ace the LSAT, Watch Their Eyes

Neuroscientists are tracking eye movements to understand how practicing tough reasoning tests like the LSAT makes students ... read more

Educating the Next Generation of Medical Professionals With Machine Learning Is Essential

Artificial intelligence (AI) driven by machine learning (ML) algorithms is a branch in the field of computer science that is rapidly gaining popularity within the healthcare sector. However, graduate ... read more

Boosting Emotional Intelligence in Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

An educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout, according to a new ... read more

Nearly Half of Resident Physicians Report Burnout

Resident physician burnout in the US is widespread, with the highest rates concentrated in certain specialties, according to research from Mayo Clinic, OHSU and ... read more

Requiring Physical Activity Classes Help Sedentary College Students Be More Active

Requiring physical activity classes in college encourages sedentary students to become more active, while elective classes tend to draw those who are already motivated, new research from Oregon State ... read more

Decoding Robotic Surgery Skills

Researchers are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons' robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of ... read more

Challenges Around Childbearing Owe to Dissatisfaction Among Surgical Residents

Research suggests female medical students are deterred by the perception that surgeons have difficulty balancing professional and personal pursuits. Nevertheless, in recent years, female surgeons ... read more

Just 10 Minutes of Social Interaction a Day Improves Wellbeing in Dementia Care

The Improving Staff Attitudes and Care for People with Dementia e-Learning (tEACH) study involved 280 residents and care staff in 24 care homes over nine months. The intervention improved resident ... read more

Majority of Teenagers Need Food Safety Education

A new study highlights a low level of awareness among youth around the proper precautions they need to take when it comes to handling ... read more

New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

Researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based ... read more

Flexible Content Delivery, Student-Faculty Interaction Frees Time Without Hurting Grades

Medical students face an intense workload and often struggle to juggle priorities. Similarly, medical school faculty must find time in their schedules to prepare lectures and for face-to-face ... read more

Does Good Attendance Equal Good Grades?

Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand -- attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic ... read more

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