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Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?
Allowing medical students to interact with patients earlier in their medical course would better prepare them for their future role as a doctor, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-10-07)

Boston physician receives AMA Award for Health Education
Daniel Alford, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the office of Continuing Medical Education and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center, received the American Medical Association Foundation Award for Health Education. (2014-11-14)

Medical education must adapt to society's changing attitudes
What are the challenges facing medical education? This question is discussed in this week's BMJ, ahead of the annual meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Medical education needs to adapt to society's changing attitudes, write experts from the University of Maastricht, and they outline four major challenges that need to be tackled if the specialty wants to be taken seriously. (2006-09-07)

IASLC awarded accreditation as continuing medical education provider
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer has been awarded Provisional Accreditation as a Continuing Medical Education provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. (2012-08-24)

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)

Precollege And Undergraduate Science Education Conference
Directors of innovative science education programs at universities, museums, medical schools, zoos, and other institutions across the country will gather at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to discuss ways of enhancing science education at the precollege and undergraduate levels. Participants will demonstrate new educational technology, discuss science partnerships, and explore (1998-10-09)

Geoffrey R. Norman wins 2008 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education
Springer editor Geoffrey R. Norman is this year's winner of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. He has been singled out for his highly original and innovative research in the field of medical education. The award will be presented to Norman at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 28, 2008. It includes a cash prize of €50,000. (2008-09-30)

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)

Karolinska Institutet prize for innovations in medical pedagogics
Professor Ronald M. Harden, Britain, has been awarded the 2006 Karolinska Institutet prize for research into the field of medical pedagogics. This is the second time that the 50,000 Euro prize has been awarded, in an effort to elevate the long term quality of medical education in Sweden and abroad. (2006-09-18)

NRC rewards Penn State nuclear engineering efforts
Penn State's nuclear engineering program, part of the mechanical engineering department, has received nearly $1 million from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the areas of education, faculty development and curriculum development to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce in nuclear and nuclear-related disciplines. (2009-12-10)

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)

AMA adopts diagnostic ultrasound utilization and education resolution
The American Medical Association House of Delegates recently adopted Resolution 507: Diagnostic Ultrasound Utilization and Education, which was introduced by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and cosponsored by 15 national and state medical societies. (2012-07-23)

CDC and Prevention awards Mayo Clinic an international medical education grant
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Mayo Clinic a $1.25 million grant to develop online medical education in Ethiopia. The five-year award will support Mayo Clinic and its Global HIV Education Initiative, HIV eCurriculum, to develop online education courses that disseminate best practices and recent research in HIV treatment and patient care. (2011-11-15)

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)

BU professor receives Excellence in Education Award from AMSER
Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 2016 Alliance of Medical Students Educators in Radiology (AMSER) Excellence in Education Award, which honors an educator who has made outstanding contributions in medical student radiology education. (2016-04-06)

Karolinska Institute and Harvard in a unique training initiative
The healthcare services of the future will place heavy demands on medical universities and the education they provide. This is the starting point for a unique training initiative between Karolinska Institutet and Harvard Medical School for people in charge of quality assurance and medical course design in wide variety of countries. The newly started leadership programme is the first of its kind ever, and is to be held at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden between 7 and 12 May. (2006-05-04)

Payoffs of long-term investment in education research
Leading scholars and private foundation presidents shared the Capitol Hill stage to highlight the payoffs of long-term investment in education research at a Capitol Hill briefing on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (2011-02-15)

Call for national collaboration on medical education research
Advocating a stronger scientific foundation for research into medical education, Dartmouth Medical School educators call for a comprehensive network of educational epidemiologists to study teaching in the health professions. In the September 1 issue of JAMA, they urge a national commitment to collaborate on research that can provide evidence-based standards to assess effectiveness in medical education. (2004-09-02)

Intensive education can help patients with acute low-back pain
People with low-back pain who were given an additional individual two and a half-hour education session with a trained specialist on top of their usual care did better than those given normal care alone. (2008-01-22)

Symposium on mannequins and other simulation technology in medical education
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is hosting a conference on mannequins and other simulation technology that increasingly is being used to train doctors and nurses. (2013-04-04)

Education may not affect how fast you will lose your memory
While a higher level of education may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows that once educated people start to become forgetful, a higher level of education does not appear to protect against how fast they will lose their memory. The research is published in the Feb. 3, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2009-02-02)

Study reveals medical students believe health policy education is improving
Students graduating from US medical schools in 2012 feel they've received a better education in health policy issues than graduates surveyed in 2008, according to a multi-center study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and published online this month in Academic Medicine. The study applied a new framework for teaching and evaluating perceptions of training in health policy, first proposed by the authors in a 2011 perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2014-07-23)

Researchers recommend curriculum on unhealthy substance use
Educational leaders from Boston University School of Medicine believe teaching the subject of unhealthy substance use must be incorporated into internal medicine residency training and can be done within existing teaching venues. The findings, which currently appear on-line in BioMedCentral Medical Education, represent a national model for addressing this issue for internal medicine residents. (2010-03-15)

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)

Improving medical education in Africa
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is among the US medical schools and universities involved in an initiative to invest $130 million over five years to transform African medical education and dramatically increase the number of health workers. Through the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, faculty at the Center for Global Health at Feinberg will participate in a consortium to enhance medical knowledge and skills at the six leading medical schools in Nigeria. (2010-10-13)

Doctors need cultural training
General practioners in Norway show little competency in understanding different cultures, a new study shows. (2017-10-26)

Exploring how a parent's education can affect the mental health of their offspring
Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent's level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case. (2012-01-26)

More educated people who develop dementia lose their memory faster
People with more years of education lose their memory faster than those with less education in the years prior to a diagnosis of dementia, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, published in the October 23 issue of the medical journal Neurology. (2007-10-22)

American Epilepsy Society awarded six-year ACCME accreditation with commendation
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has been awarded accreditation with commendation as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. To earn this accreditation, AES was resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and demonstrated compliance in all accreditation criteria, standards and policies, earning accreditation with commendation from the ACCME through Nov. 30, 2021. (2016-01-08)

Opioid prescribing for chronic pain -- achieving the right balance through education
In recent decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing for chronic pain. That growth has been associated with increasing misuse of these medications, leading to alarming increases in unintentional opioid overdose deaths. In a perspective in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, recommends that prescriber education is the best approach to addressing the prescription opioid-misuse epidemic. (2016-01-27)

New collaboration with Cleveland Clinic offers online medical education credits to BMJ readers
The BMJ has joined forces with the Cleveland Clinic in the US to offer certified continuing medical education credits to all of its readers. (2010-05-13)

Study reveals 'hidden' curriculum of humiliation in medical school
A 'hidden' curriculum of haphazard tuition and teaching by humiliation exists in undergraduate medical education, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2004-09-30)

Addressing medical students as 'student doctors' may help quell patient fears
Simple semantics may help quell patient's fears about taking part in medical education, according to a letter to this week's BMJ. (2003-11-06)

Presidential Recognition Awards presented during the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention
Alfred Z. Abuhamad, M.D., president of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), presented the esteemed Presidential Recognition Awards to Harvey L. Nisenbaum, M.D., and Richard Hoppmann, M.D., at the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. (2012-04-18)

AAA journal rockets to top of science education category
As AAA publisher Wiley-Blackwell put it in a recent press release, (2011-08-04)

Some medications increase risk of blood vessel constriction in extremities
A recent review of the medical literature has identified 12 classes of drugs and four main pathophysiological mechanisms that can cause a side effect whereby small arteries that supply blood to the skin constrict in response to cold, limiting blood supply. (2016-03-07)

Flipped classroom enhances learning outcomes in medical certificate education
The quality of medical certificates written by students of medicine was better when they were taught by using the flipped classroom approach instead of traditional lecturing. A randomly selected student from the flipped classroom group had an 85 percent probability to receive a better total score than a student from the traditional teaching group, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2018-11-08)

Teaming basic scientists with clinicians may improve medical education retention
There is a trend in modern medical school curriculum design to integrate the basic sciences and clinical sciences. Integrating basic science education with its clinical application from the initial stages of learning is thought to improve retention of information and facilitate the transfer of knowledge to the clinical setting. (2020-03-04)

Antipsychotic drugs may not be effective against delirium
A recent review of the medical literature does not support the use of antipsychotic medications for preventing or treating delirium in hospitalized patients. (2016-03-23)

Pediatricians need more training on environmental health
Doctors and nurses need more environmental health training to prevent, recognize, and treat diseases caused by environmental exposures, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Experts recommend that medical and nursing schools add environmental health topics to training programs. (2004-10-21)

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