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The Fourth Year of US Medical Schools: Curricular Content and Student Perceived Value

  Two articles in this month’s issue of Academic Medicine address the 4th (the final) year of US medical schools: a study by Elnicki et al describing course offerings by 136 US medical schools, and a study by Benson et al … Continue reading

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Do Good Medical Students Make Good Doctors?

 This study looks at the relationship between the performance of students in their last year of undergraduate medical school and in their first roles as junior doctors. Data (grade point average, last year Emergency Medicine attachment exam, and 6th year … Continue reading

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The Fourth Year of Medical School Has Value After All

Graduating students from the University of Colorado, which has very few fourth-year requirements, were asked about the utility of the fourth year.  These students felt that the fourth year served several important goals.  For the subset of students who had … Continue reading

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Pharmacotherapy In The Fourth Year?

One of the central roles of clinical pharmacists is to recognize and prevent prescribing errors, making them perfect candidates for improving pharmacotherapy knowledge in medical students. In this randomized controlled trial by RWJMS faculty, fourth year students participated in four … Continue reading

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