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Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic likely to result in lasting changes to medical school curricula
Following disruptions to medical education that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the United States this spring, 'a return to a typical pre-COVID-19 teaching platform is unlikely,' say Diane Wayne and colleagues in this Editorial. (2020-06-05)

Community colleges can boost access to primary care and physician diversity
Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. (2018-07-13)

UTHealth's Carlos Moreno gets family medicine leadership award
Carlos Moreno, M.D., M.S.P.H., the C. Frank Webber, M.D. Chair in Family Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has been recognized for enhancing the credibility of family medicine in an academic setting by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation. (2015-05-07)

UofL pediatrician elected to Medical Honor Society
University of Louisville pediatrician Dr. V. Faye Jones has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. (2014-04-02)

Medical school gift restriction policies linked to subsequent prescribing behavior
Doctors who graduate from medical schools with an active policy on restricting gifts from the pharmaceutical industry are less likely to prescribe new drugs over existing alternatives, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. (2013-01-31)

HEA funding for student study
A fifth-year student at the Peninsula Medical School has successfully applied for funding from the Higher Education Academy in order to carry out a study regarding medical students and the information resources they use. (2010-12-14)

Lower admission scores, non-white race/ethnicity may increase chance of withdrawal from medical school
Dorothy A. Andriole, M.D., and Donna B. Jeffe, Ph.D., of Washington University, St. Louis, conducted a study to identify demographic variables prior to medical school acceptance associated with outcomes for medical school students. The study used data from a 1994-1999 national cohort of 97,445 students accepted to medical school who were followed up through March 2009 and had graduated, withdrawn or were dismissed. (2010-09-14)

BUSM, BMC adopt strict policy on interactions between clinicians and industry
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center have adopted a new policy regulating interaction among clinicians and representatives of the pharmaceutical and device industries. The new policies are among the most stringent of academic medical centers in the US. (2007-09-06)

Achieving Excellence in Medical Education
A new book by Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D, of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU School of Liberal Arts, both on the Indiana University Purdue University and Indianapolis campus, explores the vision of excellence that shapes the education of 70,000 medical students and over 100,000 physicians in training in the United States. (2007-03-04)

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ranked #3 in nation by US News and World Report
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is among the top three research-oriented medical schools in the nation, according to an annual survey of graduate schools by US News and World Report. Penn is ranked #3 in the survey; and is the only medical school in the Delaware Valley to appear in the ranking. The complete survey will be available in the newsstand book, Best Graduate Schools, on April 3rd. (2006-03-31)

Psychometric testing might be best way to predict future happy doctors
Medical school staff who select future medical students cannot predict whether applicants are going to be happy as doctors or not, based on the information given in their application form. The results of a study published today in the open access journal BMC Medical Education shows that the information in a student's personal statement and referees' reports cannot give clues as to whether the applicant would be happy with a career in medicine or not. (2005-12-12)

Dartmouth Medical School launches partnership to enroll City College of New York graduates
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) will initiate a partnership to expand opportunities for promising medical students from diverse backgrounds through a cooperative program with Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York (CCNY). (2005-02-02)

Training the ethical doctor
A study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that medical students' ethical skills levelled out over the course of their studies at a lower threshold of development than expected for their age group. (2003-03-31)

Supply of medical students may not meet future demand
The supply of medical students may not meet the demands of medical school expansion in the United Kingdom, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-10)

Mayo Medical School students selected for Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program
Three Mayo Medical School students have been selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. Only 60 medical students from all United States medical schools are offered positions in this prestigious research opportunity. (2002-05-06)

How Important Are Medical Students' Final Examinations?
Students with the most clinical experience are not those who perform best in their finals, say McManus et al. If it is important in medical training for students to obtain as much clinical experience as possible, then final examinations require restructuring to assess and reward experience. Medical school recruitment should stress the need for deep learning abilities in addition to assessing potential candidates on their A level grades. (1998-01-30)

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