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Aug. 4, 2010
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Tax breaks for residents to get Supreme Court review
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It's been said that death and taxes are inevitable. While physicians generally expect to fight the former in helping patients, some in the medical community are finding themselves unexpectedly battling both. The U.S. Supreme Court in June accepted a case in which it will decide whether medical residents qualify as students for purposes of receiving an exemption from federal payroll taxes that fund Medicare and Social Security. At stake are billions of dollars that physicians and medical institutions say are best used to train the nation's next crop of doctors. More

Getting into medical school without hard sciences
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For generations of pre-med students, three things have been as certain as death and taxes: organic chemistry, physics and the Medical College Admission Test, known by its dread-inducing acronym, the MCAT. So it came as a total shock to Elizabeth Adler when she discovered, through a singer in her favorite a cappella group at Brown University, that one of the nation's top medical schools admits a small number of students every year who have skipped all three requirements. More

AMSA launches members-only private social network
AMSA members can now join the Inspiration Exchange (InEx) to communicate, collaborate and connect with fellow future physicians. Log on to InEx today and start:
• Building your own personalized profile page
• Connecting with local and national AMSA members and alumni
• Creating networks based on areas of specialty and geography
• Joining action committees and interest groups, and engage in stimulating discussions
• Write your own blog and contribute to the AMSA wiki
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Senate Appropriations Committee approves HHS spending bill
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Two days after the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its fiscal year 2011 spending bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee amended and approved the measure, 18-12. The bill includes $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health, the same as the president's budget and the House subcommittee-approved bill. More

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Foreign-trained and US doctors provide equal care
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Nurse anesthetists can safely provide care without doctors supervising them, according to a report recently released. And a second report found that physicians trained in other countries provide care just as good as U.S. doctors. Both reports, published in the journal Health Affairs, suggest ways to help provide care to more Americans at potentially lower cost, just as health care reform promises to extend health coverage to millions who do not have it. More

AMSA calls for program abstracts for 61st Annual Convention
AMSA is now accepting program abstract submissions for its 61st Annual Convention, being held in Washington, D.C., March 10-13, 2011. Deadline for all submissions is Sept. 12. For complete instructions and an online submission form, click here.

Doctors react to work-hours rules
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The public comment period on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's newly proposed standards on resident work hours ends Aug. 9, and given the controversy surrounding the recommendations, there assuredly will be no shortage of feedback. Medical residents at teaching hospitals may still work 80-hour weeks, but will do so with more supervision and more breaks under the revisions to the medical resident work-hour standards. More

Course brings nursing and medical students together
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The Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State's School of Nursing have undertaken a new project to improve health care delivery. The units are collaborating to educate nursing and medical students together, in both clinical and classroom settings, with the goal of improving communication between the future health care professionals. More

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Research links lax resident supervision to medical errors
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National medical research increasingly supports the long-held concern that poor supervision of doctors-in-training at teaching hospitals contributes to patient harm, even death. How Dallas mirrors the national findings is somewhat unclear. UT Southwestern Medical Center and its main teaching hospital, Parkland Memorial, refused to release comparative data in support of their claims of excellent medical training and patient care. More

30 million women will gain from health reform law, including about 15 million uninsured
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Approximately thirty million American women will gain from the new health reform law over the next ten years, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation based in New York. The authors state that the law will stabilize women's growing exposure to ever-increasing health costs, and even reverse it, by subsidizing health insurance for approximately 15 million women who currently have to no health insurance cover, while at the same time strengthening existing coverage for another 14.5 million women deemed underinsured. More

UCLA study says teachers can close gender gap in classroom leadership during medical school
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A new University of California, Los Angeles study shows that females volunteer for leadership roles in the classroom significantly less than their male counterparts despite the fact that half of U.S. first-year medical students are female. Published in the August edition of the peer-reviewed journal, Academic Medicine, the findings suggest a simple yet effective approach to cultivating female leadership in medicine and other fields. More

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Residency Programs Open House Webcast

Kaiser Permanente Northern California invites you attend our Annual Residency Programs Open House.  Submit questions for the "Ask a Resident" session and hear from our leaders in Global Health, Division of Research, and Resident Wellness. Register now to learn more about how Kaiser Permanente can support you and your future. MORE
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