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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

Coordinator service bolsters radiologists' efficiency
Burnout among radiologists is on the rise, with one of the principal contributing...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? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Another Group Threatens Total Shutdown of Nigerian Hospitals
[Premium Times] With the Nigerian government still trying to pacify resident doctors at public hospitals to return to work, another group of professionals in the sector has joined the fray. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Doctors' Strike
[Guardian] As the nation grapples with the strike action by medical doctors, this time, under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) after failed attempts by the Federal Government to avert it, the pain is that the strikers' demands are very familiar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FEMA: Hurricane Irma Destroyed One-Quarter of Homes in the Florida Keys
(KEY LARGO, Fla.) — Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys’ farthest reaches Tuesday, while crews labored to repair the single washed-out highway connecting the islands and rush aid to Hurricane Irma’s victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed. Two days after Irma roared into the island chain with 130 mph winds, residents were allowed to return to the parts of the Keys closest to Florida’s mainland. But the full extent of the death and destruction there remained a question mark because communications and access were cut off in plac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Dearen and Martha Mendoza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Florida natural disaster onetime Source Type: news

This smart mat can predict the onset of foot ulcers
[Image from Podimetrics/MIT News]A Massachusetts Institute of Technology hackathon participant developed a smart mat that helps detect early warning signs of foot ulcers. Jon Bloom, co-founder of startup company Podimetrics, developed a mat that can detect foot ulcers before they happen and reduce the number of amputations occurring. Bloom completed his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-2000s and saw a lot of diabetic patients go through foot amputations because of infected foot ulcers. Read the whole story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post This smart ...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Wound Care Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors - Over 90 Percent of Members Yet to Paid Outstanding Arrears
[This Day] Abuja -The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said the ongoing industrial action is yet to be called off because over 90 per cent of their members are yet to receive their arrears, which is at the core of the agreement reached with the federal government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, long-term care residency programs up nurse retention (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yet Another Doctors' Strike
[This Day] Nigerians woke up last Monday to receive the sad news of an indefinite nationwide strike by medical practitioners in all federal medical facilities. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had risen from its National Executive Council meeting in the wee hours of the day with a decision to reject a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) its leaders had signed with the federal government over the six-point demand on their conditions of service. NARD President, Dr John Onyebueze, said in a terse statem (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Art 101: Studying paintings helps residents spot findings
To produce better radiologists, try some fine art, concludes a recent study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Burnout among New England rads tied to residency year How to teach radiology trainees, junior docs, med students 3 golden rules for creating all-star radiology residents Radiologist training tool improves MSK interpretations E-learning tool may offer value in radiology education (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Strike Paralyses Activities At Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
[Premium Times] The nationwide strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has paralysed normal medical activities at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, NARD Reach Agreement Towards Suspending Strike
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has reached an agreement with the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) that may lead to the suspension of the ongoing industrial action while efforts would be made to implement and further review the terms of the agreement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Resident Doctors' Strike Continues Despite Government Overtures
[Premium Times] The strike embarked on by resident doctors will continue? despite a meeting between them and a federal government delegation, officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, Resident Doctors Agreements
[Vanguard] A meeting was held on September 6, 2017, following the strike embarked upon by the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) on September 4, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, NARD Meeting Ends in Deadlock
[Vanguard] The reconciliation meeting between the Federal Government Negotiation Team and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, ended in deadlock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NARD to Suspend Strike On Friday. If... .
[Vanguard] Abuja -THE conciliation meeting between the Federal Government Negotiation Team and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, yielded positive result as the union decided to suspend the nationwide indefinite strike if alert for their salary entered on or before Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Strike Continues Despite Meeting With Govt Delegation
[Premium Times] The strike by resident doctors will continue despite a meeting between them and a federal government delegation, officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Insists Resident Doctors' Strike Flouts Agreement
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, yesterday insisted that the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) reached with the Federal Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Facing Burnout the First Year of Residency Facing Burnout the First Year of Residency
Resident Kristina Dakis describes her early brush with burnout from family medicine.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Groan As FMC Katsina Down Tools
[Daily Trust] Katsina -Several patients are been relocated to state government or private hospitals in Katsina as the strike by resident doctors of the Federal Medical Center Katsina enters its second day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors' Strike - Abuth Turns Back Patients
[Daily Trust] The nationwide strike embarked upon by resident doctors has paralysed activities at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) in Shika and Tudun-Wada, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Nationwide Strike
[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the terms of settlement reached with the Federal Government last Thursday and declared a nationwide industrial action until the demands of its members are met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news