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Barbara Ross-Lee: Arkansas Can Support 3 Medical Schools
Arkansas "absolutely, positively" needs doctors and can sustain three medical schools, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee told the Little Rock Rotary Club on Tuesday. Ross-Lee is vice president and founding dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The college enrolled its first class of 120 students in August. "The problem is bigger than one school can solve … I come from states that have many more medical schools, and they're doing OK, and they still have shortages," Ross-Lee said. Arkansas will soon have three medical schools...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UK plans a third satellite medical school campus
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine plans to develop a satellite campus at Northern Kentucky University, and clinical instruction for students who train to become doctors will be provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. UK medical school classes at NKU could start as early as fall 2019. Recruiting is to begin in 2018. Admissions will be handled by UK with input from NKU and St. Elizabeth. If the grades and Medical College Admission Test scores of undergraduates are similar among applicants,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

​Greater Cincinnati lands another medical school
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine intends to develop a satellite campus at Northern Kentucky University, and clinical instruction for students who train to become doctors will be provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. UK medical school classes at NKU could start as early as fall 2019. Recruiting is to begin in 2018. Admissions will be handled by UK with input from NKU and St. Elizabeth. If the grades and Medical College Admission Test scores of undergraduates are similar among applicants,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

​Greater Cincinnati lands another medical school
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine intends to develop a satellite campus at Northern Kentucky University, and clinical instruction for students who train to become doctors will be provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. UK medical school classes at NKU could start as early as fall 2019. Recruiting is to begin in 2018. Admissions will be handled by UK with input from NKU and St. Elizabeth. If the grades and Medical College Admission Test scores of undergraduates are similar among applicants,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

The New MCAT: 5 Early Lessons
(MedPage Today) -- More schools requiring 2015 version, says med school dean (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UCLA aims to fill gap in number of Latino physicians serving disadvantaged communities
When he was 7 years old, Guillermo Padilla landed in the hospital with appendicitis. While a frightening experience for any child, it was even more so for the young boy who spoke little English. His parents — Mexican immigrants who were determined that their son learn Spanish first — had to translate for him. That made an indelible impression on the youngster.“Being scared and not knowing much of the language made me realize after the fact that I wanted to be one of those doctors who were both comforting and able to save lives,” he says. Later, during his teen years, Padilla witnessed extended famil...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Altering the course to med school: The minority pipeline
The number of black men attending medical school hasn’t increased since 1978, underscoring a critical need for initiatives that will attract black men to medicine. How can medical schools and organizations tackle this timely issue? Learn from these key pipeline programs that already are helping underrepresented minorities overcome societal barriers to successfully transition to medical school. Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released its report, “Altering the Course: Black Men in Medicine,” which highlighted the decline among black men applying to and attending medical sch...
Source: AMA Wire - February 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

Performance of Third-Year Medical Students on a Rural Family Medicine Clerkship
Examines academic performance of University of Kansas medical students who chose a rural location for required clerkships in family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology from 1999-2011. Includes statistics with breakdowns by mean scores on Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), mean clerkship and shelf exam grades, and mean grade point averages for undergraduate and medical school classes. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - October 30, 2015 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The New MCAT: Is It Right for Tomorrow's Physicians?The New MCAT: Is It Right for Tomorrow's Physicians?
A new version of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) debuted this past April. Is it an improvement on prior versions, and is it the best means to assess future physicians? Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - June 24, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

MCAT predicts differently for students who test with extra time
Among applicants to U.S. medical schools, those with disabilities who obtained extra test administration time for the Medical College Admission Test in use from 1991 to January 2015 had no significant difference in rate of medical school admission but had lower rates of passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step examinations and of medical school graduation, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

MCAT predicts differently for students who test with extra time
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among applicants to US medical schools, those with disabilities who obtained extra test administration time for the Medical College Admission Test in use from 1991 to January 2015 had no significant difference in rate of medical school admission but had lower rates of passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step examinations and of medical school graduation, according to a study in the June 9 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

For The New Doctors We Need, The New MCAT Isn't Enough
Americans want a lot from our doctors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Diamond Source Type: news

Medical-School Exam Gets an Overhaul
Aspiring doctors taking the new MCAT will find an exam that is longer and more interdisciplinary than past versions. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 15, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

How Medical School Interviews Changed My Views on Love
Until very recently, I subscribed to the belief that persistence and tenacity were the most essential character traits of the future healthcare providers of America. In 2013, I joined the ranks of nearly fifty thousand other medical school hopefuls, applicants ranging in age from 19 to over 40, drafting responses and essays that left no doubt as to my absolute, unflagging determination to become a physician. It would not do to even hint at the possibility that I would accept another career for myself. Any prompt of, "What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school?" was answered with a variation on t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical students who previously attended community college more likely to serve in poor communities
IMPACT The community college system represents a potential source of student diversity for medical schools and physicians who will serve poor communities; however, there are significant challenges to enhancing the pipeline from community colleges to four-year universities to medical schools. The authors recommend that medical school and four-year university recruitment, outreach and admissions practices be more inclusive of community college students. FINDINGS Researchers from UCLA, UC San Francisco and San Jose City College found that, among students who apply to and attend medical school, those from underrepresented mino...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MCAT Changes Reflect More Holistic Approach (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The Medical College Admission Test will add questions for the first time about the behavioral and social sciences. The changes are meant to provide a more holistic picture of a medical school applicant. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Get Accepted into Medical School - How to Get...
If you have applied, or are planning to apply, to medical school, have you ever wondered how the schools select which students to accept? Many students meet the basic requirements of grades and MCAT scores, but you must have more than that to ensure your successful acceptance into medical school. (Source: About.com Health Careers)
Source: About.com Health Careers - July 27, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: healthcareers.guide at about.com Tags: careers Source Type: news

Doctor and Patient: The Changing Face of Medical School Admissions
Some medical schools are looking beyond MCAT scores and grade point averages in search of a more diverse student class.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. Tags: Doctors Medical Schools Medicine and Health Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Pauline Chen Admissions Standards medical students Doctor and Patient Source Type: news

Mount Sinai Reinvents Pre-Med PathMount Sinai Reinvents Pre-Med Path
The 'FlexMed' program changes course requirements and ditches the MCAT. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Upgrading Undergraduate Biology Education
On many campuses throughout the country, undergraduate biology education is in serious need of an upgrade. During the past few decades, the body of biological knowledge has grown exponentially, and as a research endeavor, the practice of biology has evolved. Education research has also made great strides, revealing many new insights into how students learn and producing effective teaching strategies. But the practice of undergraduate biology education does not reflect these advances. For many students, biology continues to be a laundry list of topics, countless new words and diagrams to memorize, and cookbook experiments t...
Source: Eye on Education - February 12, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Update: Have BIO2010 Goals Been Achieved?
Leaders in biology education are celebrating the progress made since the publication of BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists. The landmark report, published in 2003 by the National Research Council (NRC), called on institutions of higher education to revamp both the curricula and teaching methods in the life sciences to meet the challenges of the 21st century. BIO2010 urged much deeper connections between the biological sciences and mathematics, the physical sciences, and computer science. In addition, the report called on faculty to move out of the lecture hall and into the field a...
Source: Eye on Education - February 12, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: BioScience Source Type: news

Upgrading Undergraduate Biology Education
On many campuses throughout the country, undergraduate biology education is in serious need of an upgrade. During the past few decades, the body of biological knowledge has grown exponentially, and as a research endeavor, the practice of biology has evolved. Education research has also made great strides, revealing many new insights into how students learn and producing effective teaching strategies. But the practice of undergraduate biology education does not reflect these advances. For many students, biology continues to be a laundry list of topics, countless new words and diagrams to memorize, and cookbook experiments t...
Source: Eye on Education - January 23, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Susan Musante Source Type: news

Update: Have BIO2010 Goals Been Achieved?
Leaders in biology education are celebrating the progress made since the publication of BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists. The landmark report, published in 2003 by the National Research Council (NRC), called on institutions of higher education to revamp both the curricula and teaching methods in the life sciences to meet the challenges of the 21st century. BIO2010 urged much deeper connections between the biological sciences and mathematics, the physical sciences, and computer science. In addition, the report called on faculty to move out of the lecture hall and into the field an...
Source: Eye on Education - January 23, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Beth Baker Source Type: news