Monthly Archives: May 2016

Does That Note Look Familiar To You? Copy-Paste And Other Woes Of Electronic Progress Notes

Electronic Health Record: In this descriptive study of electronic heath record (EHR) use by medicine interns at a US academic medical center, 32 interns were asked to write progress notes in a simulated version of an EHR (pre-populated with all … Continue reading

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Depression In Internship

Depression: Following up on their work showing that depression is quite common in medical trainees, the authors present a qualitative analysis of comments contrasting the text of answers to open-ended questions of interns who became depressed compared with those who did … Continue reading

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Am I Planning To Be Pregnant During Residency? Potentially Illegal Residency Interview Questions

Residency Interview: Time for some faculty development for faculty interviewing residency candidates.  In this survey of all US “Match” candidates with a 51% response rate, two thirds of residency applicants reported receiving at least one potentially illegal question during residency interviews. … Continue reading

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Creating Doctors For The Underserved

Primary Care: In this systematic review, the authors found that many factors were associated with becoming a primary care physician in an underserved urban or rural area in the US.  The most consistent associations in terms of numbers of positive studies … Continue reading

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Most Popular Reviews (1)

(public domain via Pixabay.com) Here’s a look back at some the most popular DR MERL reviews. Gender Bias: How Did They Do That? Interviews Of Female Full Professors Authors interviewed 87% of the female full professors at the University of … Continue reading

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