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  • Med School’s Brave New World

    04/05/2012 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 5, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The face of medical education is changing and patients may not like it one bit. “There is a movement towards principles and concepts rather than specific courses,” Bailus Walker, Jr. of the Howard University School of Medicine said on April 4, 2012 at a conference in Crystal City, VA. “Entrance to medical schools will be based on principles and concepts rather than biochemistry knowledge.” “The old departmental barriers and walls are coming down.” Dr. Walker thinks this is a good thing. He calls it a “convergence of disciplines.” “That will lead to more STEM education,” he said, referring to training...
  • Drug company ties pervasive among department heads at U.S. med schools

    10/21/2007 10:12:30 AM PDT · by Woodstock · 12 replies · 74+ views
    Yahoo Canada ~ The Candian Press ^ | 10/16/2007 | Lindsey Tanner
    CHICAGO - Nearly two-thirds of academic leaders surveyed at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals have financial ties to industry, illustrating how pervasive these relationships have become, researchers say. Serving as paid consultants or accepting industry money for free meals and drinks were among the most common practices reported by the heads of academic departments. Drug companies and makers of medical devices often use these connections to influence doctors to use products that aren't necessarily in the patient's best interest, said Eric Campbell, the study's lead author. He is a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Since...
  • Florida doctor shortage is real

    03/26/2006 9:38:53 AM PST · by Brilliant · 25 replies · 965+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2006 | Carolyn King Roberts
    Last week, the Board of Governors considered an issue of great importance to the university system and to the citizens of Florida -- the question of how to provide a level of medical education that best meets the needs of this state. After careful deliberation and study, the members of the Board of Governors approved proposals for new medical schools at the University of Central Florida and Florida International University as part of a comprehensive plan. This plan includes expanding enrollments at existing medical schools and creating new medical residencies... In looking at the UCF and FIU proposals, the Board...
  • Med student flunks for saying no to abortion

    03/23/2004 3:31:57 PM PST · by Cedar · 13 replies · 147+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 23, 2004
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS Med student flunks for saying no to abortion University senior denied degree because of Christian, pro-life stand -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 23, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A student in his senior year at a Canadian medical school will not be permitted to graduate because of his Christian, pro-life stand against abortion. According to Toronto-based, the student, who has requested anonymity, was given a failing grade in obstetrics and gynecology because he refused to perform abortions or to refer patients out for any abortive procedure. Three different appeals to the medical school over...