Monthly Archives: January 2013

Does Analytical Reasoning Increase Diagnostic Accuracy?

Yes, according to a randomized control study performed with 145 medical students during their 4th year OSCEs. After encountering a patient, students in the test group made a diagnosis with the aid of a differential diagnoses and symptoms table. The … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise. Primary Care Doesn’t Pay Very Well

No news here, except for the crushing debt burden our medical students face. 86% have some debt at graduation, averaging $161,000. A group from Boston and the AAMC did a number of calculations using financial planning software. They found that … Continue reading

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Resident Remediation Is Successful…Usually

This large observational study of all University of Toronto residency programs may be of interest to residency directors.  Overall, about 3% of residents were referred to a university-wide board for remediation; similar percentages of residents were referred from all programs, … Continue reading

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