August 14, 2013 Some primary care doctors feel a bit like airline ticket agents. Seeing patients is like trying to find seats for passengers on an oversold airplane. Someone's going to leave the office unhappy, and the computer work never seems to stop.
May 14, 2013 Florida International University's medical school has made community-based health care a central part of its curriculum. With home visits and a mobile health clinic, students connect with families in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce.
March 15, 2013 KHNDuring match week, med students learn if, and where, they will go for a residency program. It's a nerve-wracking process, but it's supposed to give students an advantage – allowing them to have the same ability to rank their favorite programs as hospitals have to choose the best applicants.
February 28, 2013 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is making it easier for more nontraditional students to become doctors. Applicants don't have to have taken the standard admissions test or a full slate of premed classes to be considered. The school's leadership hopes the move will foster greater diversity.
May 28, 2012 New research about to be published shows that in the medical world, it's considered "shameful and unprofessional" for doctors to express their grief. This suppression of very human feelings may result in undesirable consequences for patients.
April 5, 2012 No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.
September 7, 2011 In a survey of medical school deans, researchers found that most schools aren't devoting much time to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues. This issue mirrors the medical community's weak understanding about the specific health risks LGBT people face.
June 1, 2011 Two men in British Columbia face criminal charges for an elaborate scheme that allegedly used a pinhole camera, wireless transmitter and a group of unwitting students to cheat on a standardized test for medical school admission.