Medical School Enrollment Up, Concern for Residency Slots High Medical School Enrollment Up, Concern for Residency Slots High
Enrollment in US medical schools is up 29% since 2002, and 30% growth will be achieved this year, but concern about available residency positions remains high.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot
The 2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot highlights seven videos that feature innovative community-partnered research projects at CDC Prevention Research Centers housed within AAMC member medical schools with preventive medicine residency programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Dearth of Residency Options: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to recruit the best staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACGME approves University of Buffalo residency
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has given...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stars align behind new residency program in Buffalo Univ. at Buffalo revives radiology residency program SUNY Buffalo residency program closes doors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors To Fight Opioid Addiction
The Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new " Medicare-supported " medical residency positions, training “new doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management, " Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Canadian medical school grads unable to get a residency may get a spot under new program funded by military
The Medical Officer Training Program Surge 2018 is meant to solve two problems: help Canada's Armed Forces recruit about 60 doctors and give unmatched medical students a chance to get into family medicine programs this summer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses?
Will radiologists meet the same fate from the advent of artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New framework facilitates radiology AI algorithms Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?Comments: 5/14/2018 12:53:52 PMBalint From the JACR paper: "We need to figure how to deal with this coming change. And we need to do it in a hurry."   Publishing fewer articles in academic journals like this, that hav...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Wynne is offering solutions to health care problems her government created
Three years ago, her government cut residency spots. Now she's promising cash for new ones (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us: Did you miss the NNLM All of Us webinar on April 30? Watch the recording on YouTube to learn more about getting involved with the All of Us Research Program. Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Check out the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Big Data in Healthcare – Opportunities for Librarians – SE...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Govt Has Continually Shortchanged Resident Doctors Over the Years'
[Daily Trust] Dr Ahmed Ganiyu Olanipekun is the acting president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). In this interview, he spoke on how the Federal government failed in its memorandum of terms of settlement signed with the association following the 2017 strike, the sack of Resident doctors in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and their demands among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of M...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Male OB-GYNs Are Growing Rare. Is That a Problem? Male OB-GYNs Are Growing Rare. Is That a Problem?
Nationally, women outnumber men as specialists in obstetrics and gynecology — yet women remain underrepresented in leadership roles. Many OB-GYN patients say they prefer female doctors, as residency programs strive for diversity in race, ethnicity and even gender.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Highlighted Communities: Spring ’ 18
Discussion about Advocacy Committee evaluations of AHRQ Funding, FDA CDS Guidelines, Rural Medical Record Legislation, TEFCA and the potential sale of patient data; an RFP by the NY State Health Foundation. Contains outlines of the committee’s process (useful templates for potential use throughout the society). Post in the space to surface additional topics or to inquire about joining the committee! Education and Participatory Medicine: Creating a tool for providers to assist their patients in discerning fact from fiction online; an open thread calls for ongoing feedback on a participatory medicine syllabus and even...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Newsletter Source Type: news

Newly Accredited ACGME Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at NYU Winthrop Hospital
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital is pleased to announce our newly accredited ACGME residency training program in Orthopaedic Surgery.  The five year program will sponsor 15 residents (three in each year of training), and will begin recruiting three PGY-1 level residents for July 1, 2018.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Residency News Source Type: news

Study suggests older surgeons produce lower mortality rates in emergency procedures
FINDINGSResearchers from UCLA and several other institutions found surgeries performed by older surgeons — age 50 and up — have lower patient mortality rates than those performed by younger surgeons, and that patient mortality rates do not differ significantly based on whether the surgeon is male or female.Broken down by age group and adjusting for various patient characteristics, mortality rates were 6.6 percent for surgeons aged 40 and younger, 6.5 percent for those 40 to 49 years old, 6.4 percent for surgeons aged 50 to 59 years, and 6.3 percent for surgeons age 60 and older.The study also showed that when c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When the Myths of Medicine Meet the Realities of Residency When the Myths of Medicine Meet the Realities of Residency
What happens when the anticipation and perception of what being a doctor will be like collide with the realities of residency?Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Could Virtual Training Reduce Use Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes?
Medical device companies “have had enough of people using their devices improperly—it leaves them open to lawsuits and recalls,” Dr. Justin Barad told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees during an April 18 Center Stage presentation. Founder and CEO of Osso VR, Barad believes the solution lies in virtual training and education. “You can make a major impact in patient outcomes in how surgeons are trained,” he said. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon himself, Barad developed Osso VR, a virtual reality system for training surgeons. Osso VR is a “hands-on, reliable, interactive” system that allow...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Software Source Type: news

Blog: The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place
This year our country celebrates two 70th anniversaries – the creation of the NHS and the arrival of SS Windrush at Tilbury Port. The two are intertwined and inseparable, with so many of the Windrush generation helping to build the health service that we all rely on. I am proud that Unison backed the Windrush campaign when many, including the Prime Minister, seemed unaware of the lives blighted and families placed under intolerable pressure. The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place. Many of them were members of Unison – working for the benefit of all of us in our town halls, sch...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News immig Windrush Source Type: news

Ontario to fund more residency positions for graduating doctors
The Ontario government says it will create more residency positions to help meet demand for doctors across the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Nicole Montgomery, MISLT, AHIP, Librarian, Assistant Professor, CoxHealt...
Source: The Cornflower - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Canadian medical student nearly loses residency over Health Canada red tape
Selvy Kumaran has spent nine years training to be a doctor, but the road to her final residency was blocked by the federal government last month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Male OB-GYNs Are Rare, But Is That A Problem?
Women outnumber men in obstetrics and gynecology residencies and medical practices in the U.S. Heads of training programs now wonder if they should go out of their way to recruit more men.(Image credit: Alex Olgin/WFAE) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Olgin Source Type: news

'You feel like your world is over': How medical graduates without residencies waste talent, money
Record numbers of Canada's best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could snowball for doctors and their patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'You feel like your world is over': Why unmatched medical graduates waste their talent, your money and more
Record numbers of Canada's best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could snowball for doctors and their patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How to Maintain FP Interest in Providing Maternity Care?
New research details the characteristics of residents and residency programs associated with intent to provide maternity care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Residency Leaders Encourage Training in Opioid Prescribing
A session on prescribing opioids appropriately that was presented during the 2018 AAFP Residency Program Solutions conference included tips for educating patients and spotting red flags. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New CDC Director Named
Dr. Robert Redfield has been named the new director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The position does not require Senate confirmation. The announcement came on March 21, 2018, a couple of months after former CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned from the position because of her myriad conflicts of interest arising from her failure to divest from investments in tobacco and healthcare companies. Redfield, a virologist and professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has an extensive background in HIV/AIDS research. He manages...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Women Still Find Doors Barred to Orthopedic Residencies Women Still Find Doors Barred to Orthopedic Residencies
Gender distribution is increasingly more equitable in medicine. Why is orthopedics seemingly resisting the trend?Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Speaker Plants'Seeds of Possibility' for True Well-being
During a Residency Program Solutions plenary session, Mark Greenawald, M.D., sought to help colleagues understand how to be well while leading well. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gambia:Doctors May Soon Return to Work
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Resident Doctors may soon return to work if their demands are met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Robert Weir, resident physician, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Robert Weir came into residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center with a vision, and in a mere two years has already transformed everything around him. Intrigued by the brain, he wrote the curriculum for and created a new combined residency in Neurology and Psychiatry in which he is now training.  Impressively, Dr. Weir was selected for the Laughlin Fellowship as a third-year resident, which is the highest award a psychiatry resident can receive. During the past year, Dr. Weir also worked on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Roberson Source Type: news

Pregnancy and motherhood during surgical training: Results of a nationwide survey
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Research reveals significant cultural challenges and infrastructure shortcomings that led respondents to seriously consider leaving residency and report they would advise against pursuing a career in surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Geisel Students Celebrate Match Day Success
On Match Day, fourth-years students at the Geisel School of Medicine joined thousands of fellow medical students across the U.S. as they discovered where they will start their residency training after graduation. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 20, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Derik Hertel Tags: Insider News Home-feature Match Day med students medical education Source Type: news

UCLA medical students face their futures at Match Day
 Just before 9 a.m. on March 16, the scene was tense inside UCLA ’s Geffen School and across town atCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.It was Match Day 2018 and 150David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA graduates, along with 25 of their counterparts at  Drew, who were watching via simulcast, were about to learn which hospital has accepted them for residency, or advanced training in their chosen specialty.After the clock struck 9, the scene erupted in a mad scramble for the blue and gold envelopes, as young doctors tore them open with their families and friends. Screams of joy pierced t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Women in Poland protest plans to tighten anti-abortion law
Women across Poland have staged protests before bishops' residencies against the influential Roman Catholic Church's urging an abortion ban (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Matches Made in Medicine: SMD Grads Learn Where They ’re Headed Next
On Match Day 2018, 100 soon-to-be physicians from the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry excitedly found out where they ’re headed for the next three-to-seven years of their residency training. Twenty-one students will stay at URMC, 18 will complete their training elsewhere in New York State, and the remaining are headed to 23 states and the District of Columbia. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Match Day Celebrates Biggest Numbers Ever
(MedPage Today) -- Primary care remains a less popular residency choice among U.S. seniors (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Family Medicine Reaches New High in 2018 NRMP Match
Results from the 2018 National Resident Matching Program show family medicine residency programs gained ground for the ninth straight year. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Residency Match Day Grows Again, Hitting New High This Year Residency Match Day Grows Again, Hitting New High This Year
More DOs are entering the Match as osteopathic enrollment grows and merged accreditation draws closer. More US allopathic seniors are matching to family medicine this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

New data from Match 2018 underscore radiology's rebound
Radiology has completed its rebound as a specialty that's desirable to medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NRMP debuts Android app Google documents declining interest in radiology residency Resident match program launches e-newsletter NRMP: Radiology residency PGY-1 slots climb 21% in 2013 NRMP touts largest residency Match in history (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New doctors' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity and mood
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) This week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they'll head next, to start their residency training. But a new study gives the first objective evidence of the heavy toll that the first year of residency can take on their sleep, physical activity and mood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Students Meet Their Matches March 16
On Friday, March 16, at precisely 12 noon, 102 students from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry will open envelopes to learn where they ’re headed for their residencies as determined by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The event will take place in the Class of ’62 auditorium. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

HCA Gulf Coast Division hires exec to oversee partnership with new UH medical school
Last November, the University of Houston announced it would establish a college of medicine in partnership with the HCA Gulf Coast Division. To help oversee the development of the new residency and fellowship programs, the hospital system has named a new executive.   Dr. Jose Perez Jr. is the vice president of graduate medical education at HCA Gulf Coast Division, part of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA), according to a press release. His first day was March 12. Perez most recently… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jen Para Source Type: news

The Road to Residency The Road to Residency
This video goes through the steps that medical students need to take in applying to and matching with residency programs.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Gambia:Gard Calls for Health Minister's Resignation
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Association of Resident Doctors (GARD) have reacted to the statements made by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare Mrs. Saffie Lowe Ceesay and published on Standard Newspaper. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A proud history of world-class quality care
ECMC has long been at the forefront of training for dental residents, recent graduates from dental school, who have received their DDS or DMD degree and gain experience treating a wide range of dental and mouth problems at the General Practice Dental Residency program. In 2007, New York became only the second state to require this postgraduate year in order to practice dentistry. Yet there has always been a dental department and a dental service at ECMC. Dentists at the medical center have provided… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Supplied by ECMC Source Type: news

' Alarming' Rate of Burnout in Med Students'Alarming' Rate of Burnout in Med Students
In findings described as'alarming,'almost 50% of more than 16,500 medical students experienced burnout before reaching residency, leading to an urgent call for preventive strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news