Category Archives: Undergraduate Medical Education

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FDA gets behind digital health. https://t.co/suDkC6cQGxWill this be reflected in the medical school curriculum? #meded Telehealth gets easier, but are current med students being trained for this? #mededhttps://t.co/XQMuTrkb9y Online Learning: AMA offers tips for medical students learning online https://t.co/gBaiumLIS2Is online … Continue reading

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Malpractice and the Trainee Physician

Malpractice — In this interesting case-control study of closed malpractice claims, investigators evaluated five years of data from 32 teaching hospitals.  Cases (n = 581) were claims made regarding a harm event in which a resident or fellow was directly … Continue reading

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Do Professionalism Lapses In Medical School Predict The Future? 

Professionalism — Probably to some extent, according to the 20+ year case-control study of graduated medical students from Harvard and Case Western medical schools.  Case were 108 students appearing before a review board for professionalism concerns; these were compared to … Continue reading

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US Medical Education By The Numbers (LCME and ACGME Divisions)

Medical Education: JAMA again presents a deep dive into the numbers and characteristics of learners in MD-granting US medical schools and in US residency programs accredited by the ACGME, which is now encompassing most of the programs previously accredited by … Continue reading

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Mid-Level MCAT Scorers Increase Diversity in Medical Schools

Diversity: Medical schools seeking greater diversity in their classes may want to look at data from the 2017 medical school applicants who scored in the middle third of the MCAT range.   Compared to students who scored in the upper-third … Continue reading

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An MD In 3 Years For Some – NYU’s Roadmap

Pathway:  This descriptive article of New York University’s program gives something of a roadmap to schools which are considering offering a similar option to their students.  The authors describe a much more flexible program than many other 3-year tracks.  All … Continue reading

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Who Gets Honors?

Honors:  It may depend more on where you are than who you are.  This look at the “dean’s letters” or medical student performance evaluations (MSPEs) from 97% of US-based MD-granting schools shows some improvements in transparency from previous surveys, but … Continue reading

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