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Study shows doctors record better notes after using best-practices program
FINDINGSThe quality and efficiency of notes doctors took about their patients improved when they received education and guidelines that emphasized best practices. In a study led by UCLA researchers, physicians were instructed to document only what was relevant for that day and were discouraged from using some common tools that are intended to make note-taking more efficient. During the study period, physicians produced shorter, higher quality notes and completed the notes earlier in the day. By limiting the efficiency tools, note writing actually became more efficient.BACKGROUNDThe widespread adoption of electronic health ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians
A new report on burnout among physicians indicates that the condition is prevalent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Burnout among New England rads tied to residency year ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose Under stress: Radiologists embrace novel ways to tackle burnout Radiologist burnout: Worse than we thought? Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 2018 (IPS)With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.A Joint Working Group (JWG) consisting of government representatives from Myanmar and Bangladesh was formed on Dec. 19 and tasked with developing a specific instrument on the phys...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Bangladesh Intern Source Type: news

Have Robotics Had a Detrimental Effect on Surgical Residency?
(MedPage Today) -- Learning at the console vastly different from open surgical training (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

JOT releases orthopaedic residency program rankings by research output
(Wolters Kluwer Health) What's the best way to rate the quality and quantity of research produced by orthopaedic surgery residency programs? A new 'research impact ranking' provides a more objective approach to assessing and comparing research productivity at US orthopaedic departments, according to a study in the November Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT), published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Implicit Bias in Medical Education, Top Emergency Medicine Stories, North Carolina OB/GYN Opportunity
Check out today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Who gets chosen for your residency, and who gets overlooked? Read more about implicit bias... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

DHS Announces New Grants to Support Graduate Medical Education
Grants totaling more than $2.9 million to support development of three new residency programs and eight new resident positions in current programs were announced today by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Launched in July 2014, the DHS Graduate Medical Education (GME) Initiative builds on numerous partnerships among hospitals and clinics, health systems and academic institutions to expand GME and helps ensure access to quality health care in rural and other underserved areas of the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) takes steps to improve the quality of ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology
(Elsevier) The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) convened a forum tasked with developing a roadmap for quality improvement in ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology and set up a task force to establish a consensus curriculum and competency assessment tools for residency training. The results of these efforts are published simultaneously today in the American Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Ultrasound in Obstetrics& Gynecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coalition Backs Plan for Flexible Residency-Building Window
(MedPage Today) --'Cap-Flex'proposal would allow several more years in underserved areas (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Canterbury Woods to partner with Lehrer Dance on theater project
A new agreement will see the internationally touring professional dance company establish a residency at the Andy Anselmo Performing Arts Center when it opens in 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Canterbury Woods to partner with Lehrer Dance on theater project
A new agreement will see the internationally touring professional dance company establish a residency at the Andy Anselmo Performing Arts Center when it opens in 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Report points to physician shortages in Florida
Florida hospitals have seen a 29 percent increase in the number of residency slots since 2013, but the state still faces physician workforce challenges, a report on graduate medical education released Wednesday shows. The report, “Training Tomorrow's Doctors: Graduate Medical Education in Florida 2017,” shows that Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties face a severe shortage of primary-care physicians. Moreover, despite the state adding 1,113 residency slots in the last four years, the report shows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: CHRISTINE SEXTON Source Type: news

Report points to physician shortages in Florida
Florida hospitals have seen a 29 percent increase in the number of residency slots since 2013, but the state still faces physician workforce challenges, a report on graduate medical education released Wednesday shows. The report, “Training Tomorrow's Doctors: Graduate Medical Education in Florida 2017,” shows that Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties face a severe shortage of primary-care physicians. Moreover, despite the state adding 1,113 residency slots in the last four years, the report shows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: CHRISTINE SEXTON Source Type: news

NRMP: Trump's Immigration Policy Jeopardizes Residency Match
(MedPage Today) -- Uncertainty about trainees'immigration status puts hospitals in bind (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HIV Surveillance in Urban and Nonurban Areas through 2016 (2017)
HIV surveillance data provides a look at HIV prevalence based on age, race/ethnicity, and urban/non-urban residency. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking Leave in Residency: Tips and Traps Taking Leave in Residency: Tips and Traps
Taking leave from medical training is a daunting, but often necessary, prospect. The key is to carefully consider the steps necessary for transition out of residency and how best to get back into it.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Surgeon Logan Lynch Starts at St. Bernards (NEA Movers & Shakers)
Lynch completed an internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he spent the last year as administrative chief resident of general surgery. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vermont Medical School Ceases All Lectures from Curriculum and Adopts “Active Learning” Techniques for Teaching Next Generation of Physicians
Professor-led classroom lectures end as students are expected to do much of their traditional learning outside of class. Will this influence how many medical students go on to choose pathology for their residency? Medical Colleges, hospital universities, and healthcare trade schools nationwide are considering “Active Learning” techniques to replace lectures. These bastions of higher education—where […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 1, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges Charles Prober MD Chip Heath PhD Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Weste Source Type: news

Teaching resident physicians the power of implicit bias and how it impacts patient care utilizing patients who have experienced incarceration as a model - Hofmeister S, Soprych A.
Over 2 million adults in the United States are incarcerated and over 650,000 return to the community each year. This disparate population is known to have an elevated burden of chronic disease and lower socioeconomic status. Medical residency training abou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: DACA students represent the students we want, the doctors we need
UCLADr. Clarence Braddock IIIClarence Braddock III is vice dean for education of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Kelsey Martin is dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Thiscolumn originally appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Many eloquent voices have been raised in opposition to the move by President Trump and some members of Congress to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, justly protesting the profoundly negative, destructive impact it would have on the individuals and properly condemning its inconsistency with our values and history as a nation. We seek to add...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHO gravely concerned by deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, Syrian Arab Republic
22 November 2017, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – Seven people have been killed and 42 people injured in Damascus city and surrounding areas in recent days. In eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, local health authorities report that during a 4-day period alone from 14 to 17 November, 84 people were killed, including 17 children and 6 women; and 659 people were injured, including 127 children and 87 women. During the same period, more than 200 surgical operations were conducted in eastern Ghouta’s overwhelmed and under-resourced hospitals. Despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs, life-savin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 22, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

SPM Board Retreat
A group of 19 SPM members and Board members spent an entire Saturday in late October reviewing the impressive list of successes SPM has had in 2017, the partial successes where we want to build on our good start, and working on plans for the challenges we face. We started by reflecting on our many important successes during 2017, talking about what we could learn from our wins, and thinking about how to apply this to tasks in 2018. It is impossible to capture all the insights and perspectives of an 8 hour retreat in this article, but some of the highlights include the following. Freshest in everyone’s mind was the i...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

The medical care of male and female youth who die by suicide: a population-based case control study - Rhodes AE, Boyle MH, Bridge JA, Sinyor M, Katz LY, Bennett K, Newton AS, Links PS, Tonmyr L, Skinner R, Cheung A, Bethell J, Carlisle C.
OBJECTIVE: Prior year medical care was compared among youth dying by suicide to their peers. Effect modification of these associations by age or place of residency (rural versus larger community sizes) was examined in a large, medically insured population.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Explore: How Many Young Doctors Does Your State Retain after Residency?
Discusses the difficulty states face in trying to keep new doctors in state and in encouraging them to practice in underserved areas after they have completed their residencies. Also highlights data from anew report from the Association of American Medical Colleges tracking doctors and doctors-in-training by state. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 9, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UCLA helps many to live long and prosper
In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

From the Blogs: More Fun with Old Medical Images! / Uncuffing Medicine from Guidelines / Medical Trick-or-Treat (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about: Insights on Residency Training: Dr. John … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Implications of Privatizating Residency Programs
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

California Wildfires Bring Out the Best in Family Medicine
The recent wildfires in California affected two family medicine residencies in Santa Rosa, one a long-established program and the other just beginning interviews for its inaugural class in 2018. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare graduate nurse education demonstration increases primary care workforce
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) The Report to Congress on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration has just been released documenting health care workforce gains addressing the nation's shortage of primary care. The $200 million initiative is the first to test whether Medicare funding of graduate clinical education of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) would help meet national health care workforce needs similar to residency training for physicians. The answer is yes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethicon, Touch Surgery roll out app-based Virtual Residency Program
Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Ethicon and Touch Surgery have launched a Virtual Residency Program for surgery students, a new use case for the simulated surgery app launched last fall. The program pre-launched in April and currently has 75 organizations enrolled. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 23, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Be Human. Be Memorable / Price's HIV " Quarantine " Comment / Interruptions in Emergency Medicine (FREE)
By the Editors Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: Insights on Residency … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

3 UCLA faculty receive National Institutes of Health research awards
Three researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have received National Institutes of Health Director ’s Awards for 2017, highlighting the game-changing potential of the research at UCLA. The awards, which total more than $10 million, are part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program supporting creative scientists who propose innovative, high-risk or unconventional biomedical research projects with the potential for unusually broad impact.“I continually point to this program as an example of the creative and revolutionary research NIH supports,” NIH Director Dr. Fran...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice to UCH Management
[Premium Times] Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Friday, gave the hospital management another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice to UCH Management
[Premium Times] Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Friday, gave the hospital management another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Training New Doctors Right Where They ’re Needed
Highlights a residency program in California training new doctors in medically underserved areas in an effort to increase access to primary care in these areas. New doctors who complete their residencies in teaching health centers like this one provide care in underserved areas during their residency and are more likely to remain in an underserved community once their education is completed. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 9, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Amgen And LabCentral Open Nomination Process For Lab Residency
Opportunity for Life Sciences and Biotech Startups to Submit Proposal to Win Golden Ticket CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and LabCentral today announced that the nomination process to submit proposals to receive an Amgen-sponsored LabCentral Golden Ticket is open for interested life sciences and biotech startup companies. LabCentral is an innovative, shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for premier high-impact life sciences and biotech startups. As one of LabCentral's platinum sponsors, Amgen can nominate up to two early-stage companies each year to take up residence in ...
Source: Amgen News Release - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

JNM articles focus on NM training requirements
Should prospective nuclear medicine (NM) clinicians learn in partnership with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI partners with NDSC on appropriate use criteria SNMMI rejects plan to dissolve ABNM SNMMI opposes proposed changes in tech duties Nuclear medicine residents see 'dismal' job market Combo residency could address nuclear medicine job woes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike in Kaduna
[Premium Times] Residents doctors in Kaduna State have begun an indefinite strike on Tuesday over the "sorry state" of healthcare facilities in state government hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Creativity drives interest in aesthetics
Wendy W. Lee, M.D., M.S., says creativity is what drove her to specialize in oculoplastic surgery, completing a two-year oculoplastic fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, after her residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans. (Source: Cosmetic Surgery Times)
Source: Cosmetic Surgery Times - October 3, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: news

PGY-2 Position Available WMed Kalamazoo MI
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan has an orthopaedic surgery PGY-2 opening in its categorical program, to start July 1, 2018. All applicants must be current PGY-1 preliminary or transitional residents in good standing in an ACGME-accredited residency. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Residency News Source Type: news

‘It’s Terrible.’ Mariah Carey Reacts to Las Vegas Shooting During a Live Interview
This article originally appeared on EW.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christian Holub / Entertainment Weekly Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting Source Type: news

News From the Society
When Soheir Boshra, MD, became a residency program director it was no surprise that she enthusiastically promoted the program to her students. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Promised Land
In the summer of 2015, a curious piece of world news brought a flicker of hope to the wretched Syrian city of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters had taken over the ancient town, toppling its monuments and executing anyone who resisted their draconian rules. And yet at one of the city’s darkest moments, rumors of a sanctuary far away began to filter in, generating dreams among a populace that had already lost everything. On Aug. 31 of that year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that her country was prepared to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in the Middle East. “We can do this,” ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Berlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home Germany Refugees Source Type: news

Amanda Johnson New Hospitalist at White River Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed a residency in family medicine at the UAMS Northeast Regional Program in Jonesboro. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Case Study: Translating Pregnancy Guide
Pescara Health Board (AUSL) has produced a brochure called 'Mamma Consapevole' ('Pregnancy: The Essential Guide') to help women cope with pregnancy. To ensure every woman with residency in Italy could benefit from this guide, Pescara's AUSL asked int … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Residents Cope: Bingeing, Drinking, Sports, and Friends How Residents Cope: Bingeing, Drinking, Sports, and Friends
Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

U of L Medical School has new chairmen for two primary-care departments
The University of Louisville has named new chairman for two primary-care departments in the U of L School of Medicine. Dr. Jonathan Becker will be chairman of the department of family and geriatric medicine, and Dr. Charles Woods will be the chairman of the department of pediatrics. Becker has led the department of family and geriatric medicine as acting chairman since the beginning of the year. He started at U o f L in 2005 as an assistant professor and assistant director of residency training.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends
Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

New Physicians Lowball What They'll Earn, Study Says New Physicians Lowball What They'll Earn, Study Says
A lack of business education in medical school and residency training may help account for market naivete, according to recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Foundation's contributions to Via Christi residency program top $9M
This is the continuation of a long-standing partnership between the two organizations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news