One in four doctors practicing in the U.S. is an international medical doctor. Many foreign-born doctors practice in parts of the country where there are doctor shortages.
With announcements of placements in residencies expected in March, medical education groups and hospitals say they’re unsure how to proceed.
Durante los últimos 20 años la demencia ha estado lentamente robando la memoria y la capacidad de pensar de Ruth Pérez. Su hija, Angela Bobo, recuerda cuándo le quedó claro que su madre nunca más sería la misma. Y cómo aprendió a cuidarla y a pedir ayuda.
People caring for someone at home often have zero training. Many learn on the fly, and some states are passing laws to make sure caregivers get at least basic instruction in home care.
A survey of experienced physicians offer interns and residents suggestions about how to handle patients who are prejudiced.
A $15 minimum wage will almost double what many home care workers are paid but won’t solve other problems.
Chances of recovering after an ICU stay rise when families keep patients oriented, stay on top of care plans and encourage seniors to get moving.
In a joint project, the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University are banking on a new building to kick start efforts to bring health professionals together by introducing collaboration into medical training.
State health departments are beginning to require physicians to complete continuing medical education courses to learn how and when this therapy might work for patients.
Practicing surgery on a piece of pork — that’s how some doctors are learning to implant a new drug that curbs opioid cravings. It’s not a skill set typically used in addiction medicine.
Most medical schools offer very little education on treating opioid addiction. Stanford University’s medical school is trying to ramp it up.
A new physician assistant training program at UNC-Chapel Hill recruits veterans and gives them credit for their years spent aiding injured troops.
Twenty new schools opened in the past decade; but some doubt whether so many new doctors are needed.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson says the new school is part of the HMO’s effort to transform the “health care ecosystem” in the 21st century.
Studies find many medical students and residents often are so traumatized by training experiences they test positive for depression.
Medical licensing exams will include questions about military medicine, encouraging doctors to recognize and learn how to treat problems like PTSD.
At NYU medical school, students learn to access huge troves of data to become doctors who understand the health care system, and individual ailments, better.
Just 1,337 black men applied to medical school in 2014 and 515 enrolled. Why?
Sometimes, no matter how hard emergency workers try, nothing can save a patient. One nurse says after the frenzy stops, taking time to reflect on that death helps him cope. And the idea is spreading.
Many students avoid geriatrics because of the low pay and high complications, but six people over 90 offer a different perspective to help attract young doctors.