AHN names new chief of AHN Women's Institute
Dr. Marcia E. Klein-Patel has been named chair of the Allegheny Health Network Women's Institute. Klein-Patel replaces Dr. Allan Klapper, who is now AHN Wexford Hospital president. She joined AHN as an attending physician at West Penn Hospital and director of resident research. She co-founded a midlife gynecology and menopausal medicine practice at AHN and was vice chair of operations at the A HN Women's Institute and residency program director of obstetrics and gynecology at West Penn Hospital. AHN… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

' Momentous' USMLE Change: New Pass/Fail Format Stuns Medicine'Momentous' USMLE Change: New Pass/Fail Format Stuns Medicine
Most agree the move will reduce the outsized role the test scores play in landing residencies, but many worry about how program directors will make the choice when they don't have an initial cutoff.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

PGY-2 Position Available - University of California, Davis 2020 - 2021
The University of California, Davis in Sacramento, CA has an orthopaedic surgery PGY-2 opening in its 5-year categorical program, to start July 1, 2020. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Residency News Source Type: news

Are Unmatched Residency Graduates a Solution for'Shrinking Shrinks'? Are Unmatched Residency Graduates a Solution for'Shrinking Shrinks'?
' Physician associates'could be used to expand the reach of psychiatry.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Madonna in full meltdown a moment to be cherished | Rebecca Nicholson
The Palladium paid a ripe price for bringing down the curtain on her showMadonna ’s Madame X era is the gift that keeps on giving. On Wednesday night, her residency at the London Palladium descended into the kind of chaos that turned it into one of those gigs you can only have dreamed of being at, likeBob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival or theSex Pistols at Manchester ’s Lesser Free Trade Hall.Madonna ran over the theatre ’s curfew by a few minutes, so the venue turned on the lights andclosed the curtain. She then uploaded a video of it to Instagram, with a caption that began: “Artists are here t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Madonna Music Space Nasa Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Smith, renowned UC researcher who trained hundreds of physicians, dies at 98
Dr. Robert Smith, who joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1975 as the first director of the Department of Family Medicine and was recipient of the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Business Courier in 2016, died Wednesday at age 98. He founded the Department of Family Medicine with two faculty members and built it to 34. Smith also created several fellowship training programs and a residency program, which has graduated 347 family physicians –… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Smith, renowned UC researcher who trained hundreds of physicians, dies at 98
Dr. Robert Smith, who joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1975 as the first director of the Department of Family Medicine and was recipient of the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Business Courier in 2016, died Wednesday at age 98. He founded the Department of Family Medicine with two faculty members and built it to 34. Smith also created several fellowship training programs and a residency program, which has graduated 347 family physicians –… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Nigeria: Declare State of Emergency On Lassa Fever, Doctors Urge Govt
[Premium Times] Resident doctors in Nigeria have called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Remembering Susan Harper, MD, Former Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Susan Harper MED ’84, died on Thursday, January 30 in Hanover, NH. Harper served as an assistant dean for medical education and residency advisor at Geisel until 2018. For nearly 30 years she guided medical students through an often-stressful process of moving from medical school to residency. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 5, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Alumni Announcements Education Insider News faculty medical education obituary Source Type: news

People in the News/Awards -- 2019 Wrapup
AAFP members often are named to prominent leadership positions or receive various honors for their work. In addition, family medicine departments and residency programs frequently are recognized for their accomplishments. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Greater Dayton university launches fast-track doctorate program
One of the region's largest universities is launching a new program that will enable select students to earn a doctorate degree in record time. Up to four students per year will be selected for the new three-year degree program at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. Students selected for the track will be conditionally admitted to WSU's residency program. For now, the program supports two spots in family medicine and two more in pediatrics, though other WSU specialties may add… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? – A Migrant ’s Story
By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Jan 24 2020 (IPS) Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind. Migrations can be for asylum-seeking, for work, study, visa lottery, investing, etc. Another widely popular way to migrate is by marriage and by family-based immigration. People from developing countries strive to get their children married to someone who is from developed countries such as Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States and so on, in hope of someday ma...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In memoriam: William Cunningham, 60, professor who worked to end health disparities
Dr. William “Billy” Cunningham, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health, died Jan. 2 in Los Angeles at the age of 60.A UCLA faculty member for 27 years, Cunningham was known for his rigorous approach to research and his passion for knowledge. He was focused on addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities and implementing solutions, including efforts to recruit and mentor underrepresented minority trainees to UCLA ’s educational programs.“Dr. Cunningham was a true friend, outstand...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aggressive - Wall A.
The other faculty members don't think that you are aggressive enough to train with us." This is what my mentor shared with me in confidence when I did not match at my first-choice residency program. I was crushed. I could not understand how aggressive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Study: FM Residencies Need More Telehealth Training
Armed with survey results that show many residencies use telehealth infrequently, researchers say family medicine residents need more training in telehealth services. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Early-Career Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Buprenorphine Early-Career Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Buprenorphine
This policy brief suggests that residency programs are successfully responding to the opioid crisis by preparing FPs to treat opioid use disorder--but more OUD training is needed for later-career FPs.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Outreach to female medical students may improve recruitment into orthopedic surgery resident programs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education. Brandon E. Earp, M.D., from Brigham and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors Strike - No Budget for Teaching Hospital in 2019, Says Ondo Govt
[This Day] Ondo State Government yesterday said resident doctors working at University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH) both in Ondo and Akure complexes were being owed salaries because the hospitals' fund were not captured in the 2019 Appropriation of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors' Strike to Embarrass Ondo Government ― CMD
[Vanguard] Dr Oluwole Ige, the Chief Medical Director, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, has described the strike embarked upon by resident doctors in the hospital as a calculated attempt to embarrass the state government and the hospital management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The preventability of trauma-related death at a tertiary hospital in Ghana: a multidisciplinary panel review approach - Oteng RA, Osei-Kwame D, Forson-Adae MSE, Ekremet K, Yakubu H, Arhin B, Maio RF.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study was to determine the preventable trauma-related death rate (PDR) at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana three years after initiation of an Emergency Medicine (EM) residency. METHOD: This was a retr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Internal Medicine Residency Program Directors Misinterpret Leave Policies Internal Medicine Residency Program Directors Misinterpret Leave Policies
Most internal medicine program directors (PDs) misinterpret American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) leave policies for resident physicians, in large part because the policies don't explicitly define"one month," according to a new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Requiem for a Doctor
Some of you may still remember me. Or your children or grandchildren might. Perhaps I cared for you at some point over the decades since 1976 when I opened my internal medicine practice, just two weeks after having completed my residency training. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric Medicine Source Type: news

Don't fall for that: a residency curricular innovation about fall prevention - Lee DR, Lo JC, Tran HN.
INTRODUCTION: Amid a growing geriatric population and rise in frailty-related morbidity, fall prevention represents an opportunity to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs. Traditional lectures on geriatric content have had limited impact o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Doc Gets New Heart, Loses Residency Doc Gets New Heart, Loses Residency
After receiving an emergency heart transplant, a resident learns her residency program is closing.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

The ‘Opioid Workforce Act’ Hopes To Increase Ranks In Fighting The Opioid Epidemic
The bill aims to “provide Medicare support for an additional 1,000 graduate medical education (GME) positions over five years in hospitals that have, or are in the process of establishing, accredited residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain medicine.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Clary Estes, Contributor Source Type: news

Does simulation work? Monthly trauma simulation and procedural training are associated with decreased time to intervention - Park C, Grant J, Dumas R, Dultz L, Shoultz T, Scott DJ, Luk S, Abdelfattah K, Cripps M.
BACKGROUND: Establishing proficiency in specific trauma procedures during surgical residency has been limited to annual courses with limited data on its effect on the delivery of healthcare and patient outcomes. There is a wide variety of training on conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

U of Arizona Offers Free Med School Tuition for Primary Care U of Arizona Offers Free Med School Tuition for Primary Care
Students must be Arizona residents and agree to practice primary care in an underserved community in Arizona for at least 2 years after completing their residency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Residency Innovation Creates Path to Physician Well-being
A primary care residency program in Indiana has developed a winning formula to improve professional and personal well-being among both residents and faculty. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

David Geffen adds $46 million to landmark medical scholarships program
UCLA has received an additional $46 million gift from longtime supporter and legendary entertainment visionary David Geffen, a reinvestment that brings the amount of the David Geffen Medical Scholarship Fund to $146 million. The latest gift will enable 120 more students at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to benefit from the fund, bringing the total number of students expected to receive awards to 414 over a 10-year period.The full-ride scholarships, consisting of full tuition and a living stipend, have helped UCLA attract a broader array of exceptional medical school candidates. The number of applications increa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria: Number of Persons With Mental Issues in Nigeria Increasing - Doctors
[Vanguard] The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARDs), on Monday, observed that there is an increasing number of persons with mental health issues in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Number of Persons With Mental Illness Increasing - Doctors
[Premium Times] The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARDs), on Monday, observed that there is an increasing number of persons with mental health issues in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parental Leave in Family Medicine Residencies Varies Widely
Parental leave policies and practices vary considerably among family medicine residency programs across the United States, according to a new study. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) An international team of researchers, led by marine scientists at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and including researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the USA, has performed an extensive study of whale shark movement and residency in the Red Sea, offering insights for conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible
(Rutgers University) Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the journal World Neurosurgery, the study analyzed the effectiveness over the past 20 years of a successful neurosurgical department, its residency program, an international residency rotation and a medical student exchange program, all in Santar é m, a poor, remote region of Brazil in the Amazon rainforest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescent depression curriculum impact on pediatric residents' knowledge and confidence to diagnose and manage depression - Colburn MD, Harris E, Lehmann C, Widdice LE, Klein MD.
This study evaluated the impact of an adolescent depression curriculum on pediatric residents' knowledge and confidence to ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The startups improving medical education, surgical training, clinical rotations and residency interviews
While medical education has felt stagnant since the 20th century, a new group of startups wants to make it more efficient, effective and affordable. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Man on a mission
During his last three years as an undergraduate, Cody Aros spent a lot of time asking strangers deeply personal questions.As a volunteer intake coordinator at a free clinic in Menlo Park, California, Aros ’ duties included asking the people seeking care about their interest in HIV testing. For a lot of people, asking strangers about their sexual histories would be a nightmare. But not Aros. With every interaction, he tried to create a safe space, in which people could share their histories and conc erns without fearing judgment.“There is an element of vulnerability in medicine that I found myself really drawn t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Democrats Need Rural Voters. Can They Win Them Over By Fixing Rural Healthcare?
Javius Lamar Mitchell was a typical 11-year-old kid: he loved watching the Walking Dead on Netflix, playing Madden NFL 2019 on his PlayStation 4, and going to after-school football practice in his small, rural town of Hughes Springs, Texas. But there was one key difference between Mitchell and his tween compatriots in cities and suburban areas around the country: how far he lived from a hospital. While the average distance to an emergency room is 5.6 miles in suburban areas, and 4.4 miles in urban ones, according to a 2018 report by Pew Research Center, the closest hospital to Mitchell’s house was 24 miles away. That...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Healthcare rural America Source Type: news

Which radiology residency programs have the most positions?
Which U.S. diagnostic radiology residency programs offer the greatest number...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why is the job market for radiologists improving? ESR partners with Bracco on fellowships Looking for a job? Focus on the interview Should radiology residency be reduced to 3 years? Major changes in the radiology residency program requirements are coming (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Rural Training Track Assets, Risks
New research looks at the challenges family medicine residency rural training tracks face to stay in operation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How You Should Spend That Extra Hour As Daylight Saving Time Ends
(CNN) — It’s Sunday morning, and you open your eyes to discover it’s still incredibly early because — huzzah! — we’ve reached the end of the seasonal practice known as Daylight Saving Time. Do you: A) Immediately roll over and go back to sleep? or B) Tell yourself that you shouldn’t be lazy, and get up to make the most of this “extra” hour? It’s a trick question, because there isn’t a perfectly right answer that would be the same for everyone. But in general, experts say, most should use the fall time change to squeeze in more sleep — and with zero gu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Daylight saving time Source Type: news

Rush Research Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction 2020-2021: Dr. Craig Della Valle and Dr. Denis Nam
Dr. Craig Della Valle and Dr. Denis Nam are seeking 3rd-year medical students to apply for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center. This annual fellowship is awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated interest in orthopedics and is a competitive future candidate for a residency in orthopedic surgery. This invaluable opportunity allows for a student to work closely with residents, fellows and other faculty at Rush.    (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 24, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Morse Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at National Academy of Medicine
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, assistant program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Residency 2050: What Is the Future of Medical Training? Residency 2050: What Is the Future of Medical Training?
Recent winners of American Medical Association grants to transform residency weigh in on what they think medical training will look like halfway through this century.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Certification, CME, Residency Issues Top Delegates' Agenda
Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of education-related issues, including the pros and cons of the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Google Honors Pioneering Psychiatrist Herb Kleber, Who Treated Addiction as a Disease, Not a Moral Failing
Dr. Herbert Kleber, one of the first major researchers to treat addiction as a disease, not a moral failing, is remembered by Google Doodle on the 23rd anniversary of his election to the National Academy of Medicine. The Doodle, illustrated by Massachusetts-based artist and author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, celebrates Kleber, who throughout his 50-year career was recognized as a pioneer in the field of addiction research who revolutionized the way addiction is treated and viewed in the medical community. According to Google, through his work “Dr. Kleber changed the landscape of addiction treatment, allowing patients to be...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Google onetime Source Type: news

After the Match: Is There an EM Residency Glut?
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: After the Match Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigeria Needs 290, 000 Medical Doctors to Meet WHO Standard'
[Premium Times] A medical expert, Abdulkadir Tabari, has called for concerted efforts of all stakeholders to make Nigeria's medical residency program relevant and visible in the global mix. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Percentage of Women in Internal Med Residencies Increasing
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- From 1999 to 2016, the percentage of women in internal medicine residencies increased, but the percentage in subspecialty fellowships decreased, according to a research letter published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sick and elderly: Some EU nationals struggle to prove UK residency ahead of Brexit
Sonja Brain, 84, is losing her sight and bed-bound in hospital after a cancerous tumor was removed from her spine. But she has another problem: proving she has the right to stay in the United Kingdom after Brexit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news