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Dec. 22, 2010
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US, California medical schools make strides in ethics policies
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Numerous U.S. medical schools have improved their ethics policies in several key areas, according to a report card by the American Medical Student Association, Modern Healthcare reports. AMSA's annual PharmFree Scorecard grades medical schools on their ethics policies in several areas. More

Community and Public Health Institute — Application deadline Jan. 27
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As a Community and Public Health Institute (CPHI) participant, you will be fully immersed in the field of public health. This experience will enrich your medical education and allow for an appreciation of public health as a complement to medicine. You will be given the opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge and skills necessary to implement and carry out a community health project. An understanding of policy and the federal government's role in public health will be presented to you through participating in a lobbying day on Capitol Hill and listening to guest speakers. This institute will also provide you with the ability to network with like-minded individuals and brainstorm and share ideas for improving your community. More

Berwick, White House holding meetings with stakeholders on reform law
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Medicare Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., and White House officials are about to hold a series of closed-door meetings with physicians and other providers on the health care reform law, according to a report by the Hill. An invitation to the meetings, which starts Dec. 17, by White House health policy adviser Zeke Emanuel, M.D., said they would be with "health care providers to exchange ideas on areas in need of attention." More

Medical schools, teaching hospitals start to gear up for reform
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As provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect in the coming years, medical schools and teaching hospitals are beginning to prepare for the impact these changes will make at the institutional level. According to the results of a recent AAMC survey, many institutions are proactively readying for reform. "There appears to be significant enthusiasm for making these changes," said Tom Enders, managing director of CSC Healthcare Group, which helped conduct the AAMC's Readiness for Reform Assessment. More

$5,000 Student Research Grant Opportunity

Annually, ASLMS awards research designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other related technologies in medical/surgical applications. Deadline January 10, 2011.

First comprehensive textbook on psychology for medical students    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Psychology for Medicine, published by SAGE, is the first comprehensive textbook on psychology for medical students that is relevant to all of their undergraduate studies. Following the General Medical Council's call for greater coverage of psychology throughout medical degree courses, this groundbreaking textbook does just that - presenting all the psychology an undergraduate medical student needs to know. More

'Meaningful use' tops health care industry challenges for 2011
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Record spending on health information technology is greatly increasing the demand for experts in the field and tops a list of hot issues on the minds of health care leaders. That's according to a survey and report by PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute, which ranks the top 6 issues facing health care leaders in the coming year. More

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Join us for AMSA's Annual Convention and Exposition
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It's almost here. The 2011 Annual Convention will be held March 10-13 in Washington, D.C. This is the premier event where medical and premedical students come together to learn, network and gain valuable experience enhancing their medical education. AMSA's convention attracts more than 1,000 students who represent the future of health care and exemplify the best of the best in leadership. You have to be there. Register now to take advantage of Early Bird rates. But hurry—this special pricing ends Jan. 7. Learn more about this not-to-be-missed event. We'll see you in March.

Majority of Americans trust physicians
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Most Americans believe their doctors are honest and trust their advice, according to two new Gallup surveys. Sixty-six percent of those surveyed rated doctors "high" or "very high" in honesty and ethical standards. Seven in 10 respondents are confident in their doctors' advice and don't seek a second opinion or do outside research. More

Especially for Aspiring Physicians

Before applying to medical school, find out why 20 percent of new U.S. medical students are studying at osteopathic medical colleges. Visit the AACOM website to learn more. MORE

Poorly supervised residents compromise care
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Teaching hospitals, which treat about half of the nation's hospital patients and account for about 70 percent of all charity care costs, don't do enough to oversee residents, the Dallas Morning News reports. While the federal government pays to train residents, it doesn't regulate them. In the insular, mostly self-regulated industry that relies on the cheap labor of medical residents, the poor and uninsured—especially those rushed to emergency rooms or lying unconscious in surgery—are vulnerable to becoming victims of residents who compromise care, according to the newspaper. More

Most doctors would decline patients' 'friend' requests
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Although most young physicians use Facebook, few say they would accept a patient's request to be their Facebook friend, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, MedPage Today reports. For the study, researchers surveyed 160 residents and 42 fellows of Rouen University Hospital in France about their Facebook use. The mean age of survey participants was 29. The survey found that about 73 percent of respondents said they had Facebook profiles. More

Women's Empowerment Institute — Apply now
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The Women's Empowerment Institute (WEI) is an intensive three day leadership development experience that provides an opportunity for a diverse group of female physicians-in-training to share experiences, raise awareness and build solidarity among those who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in medicine. Participants will have the opportunity to both learn and take action as they take part in educational seminars, skill-building workshops and a lobby day on Capitol Hill. As the need for female leaders in medicine increases with the rising number of women in the medical profession, WEI offers a unique space for students to grow as leaders in their local and national medical communities. More

Obama signs bill to delay Medicare doctor pay cuts
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President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that delays for one year a cut in Medicare pay to doctors. The 25 percent reduction in physician payments had been scheduled to kick in Jan. 1, potentially disrupting care for the nation's seniors. Delaying the cut will cost the government an estimated $19 billion. More

Macy Faculty Scholars Program
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The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has announced a new funding initiative to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education: The Macy Faculty Scholars Program. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program will nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing by providing them with protected time to pursue educational reform projects at their home institutions. Up to five faculty leaders will be selected each year. They will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years and be provided with further career development opportunities through mentoring and access to a national support network. Dramatic changes are occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. We need leaders that can transform the health professions educational system so that it better meets the health needs of the public. The Foundation hopes that Macy Faculty Scholars will become the drivers for this change. To learn more about the program and selection criteria, visit:

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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
Barefoot and Running

Eight M.D. students from the UCF College of Medicine recently participated in the First Annual Barefoot Fun Run that raised $4,225 for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando. The students ran as “Team Ginel,” in honor of a 20-year-old leukemia patient they rescued in Haiti last summer and brought to M.D. Anderson for treatment.
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If you haven't already downloaded Medscape's free mobile app, you're missing out on a great resource for medical students. This app was developed by physicians, and contains a wealth of useful information on drugs, interactions, procedures, diseases, and much more. Available for iPhone, iPod touch, and BlackBerry.

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RVUCOM Offers Rural & Wilderness Medicine Track

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM), located in Parker, CO, just outside of Denver, offers special tracks, including Rural & Wilderness Medicine, designed to prepare students to serve patients in environments lacking the availability of major medical support systems. This track includes field training & wilderness clinical rotations.
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