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  • Medical Schools Rip Trump Move Against Race Consideration At Universities

    07/06/2018 4:41:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 4, 2018 | Bruce Japsen
    The lobby for hundreds of medical schools and teaching hospitals Wednesday said it was “deeply concerned” that the Trump administration was rescinding guidance on consideration of race in university admissions. The 4th of July announcement by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) comes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 24 Obama-era guidance documents on affirmative action the Trump justice department said were “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper.” A joint letter from the Justice Department and the Department of Education said the Obama administration advocated policy and "positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution,” the...
  • English Literature Isn’t Brain Surgery: Why is American medicine so expensive?

    04/24/2018 5:14:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 23, 2018 | Chris Pope and Tim Rice
    The U.S. spends about 18% of its gross domestic product on health care, far more than most countries. One contributing factor that often goes overlooked: the high cost, in time and money, of becoming a physician. In a recent paper for the Mercatus Center, Jeffrey Flier and Jared Rhoads argue that the amount of time it takes to become a doctor—almost always at least a decade—constrains the supply, driving up prices. Physician incomes in the U.S. well exceed those in Europe; American generalists earn twice as much as Dutch ones. Much of this education, especially courses required for a bachelor’s...
  • Medical-College Entrance Exam Gets an Overhaul (class consciousness, racial and ethnic identity)

    04/16/2015 5:43:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2015 | MELINDA BECK
    The essay section is out and sociology is in, and test-takers will need to be as familiar with psychology terms, such as “reciprocal determinism,” as they are with organic chemistry. ... [A] large new section—one quarter of the test—covers psychology, sociology and the biological foundations of behavior. Official review material includes concepts such as social inequality, class consciousness, racial and ethnic identity, “institutionalized racism and discrimination” and “power, privilege and prestige.” ... The committee considered making the test pass/fail. “There was some sentiment that a person’s future shouldn’t rest on a mathematical score,” said Dr. Lucey. But it was ultimately...
  • Washington State University med school bill hits snag over reproductive health

    02/08/2015 1:02:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | February 8, 2015 | Associated Press
    A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane hit a snag when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care because of its partnerships with religious hospitals. House Bill 1559 was scheduled to be voted out of the House Higher Education Committee on Friday, but the vote was delayed after Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, pushed that amendment, the Seattle Times reported. WSU supporters say they have no intention of restricting medical education. But they say Pollet's amendment has no place in...
  • Fake Professor Scares Freshmen Class (Video)

    09/09/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | Sep 09 2013
    Freshmen students at the University of Rochester may have had a terrifying start to their college career, courtesy of a prankster posing as their professor. The video has quickly gone viral, approaching seven million views in just four days. The prankster -- a member of the "Chamber Boys" radio program at the university -- showed up a few minutes early with a briefcase. He erases the chalkboard, writes the name of the real professor and addresses the class. "I'm Dr. Hafensteiner and I'll be your professor for Chemistry 131," he tells the class. The fake professor -- whose real name...
  • Loyola med school to admit undocumented students

    06/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | June 13, 2013 | Claire Bushey
    The university's Stritch School of Medicine not only intends to waive legal residency as an admissions requirement for applicants but aims to offer a financing plan through a state agency
  • For Medical Students, a Growing Residency Gap

    02/15/2013 9:42:42 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 5 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 15, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    In a previous blog entry I discussed reasons not to go to law school, namely, the high debt and low employment ratio. It seems that medical students are facing a similar situation, as reported by the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff. “But there’s also a downside to heading to medical school these days: Students’ odds of getting in a residency program are rapidly shrinking — and medical students have begun to live in fear of this very scary chart,” writes Kliff. The chart contrasts medical residency applications rising steeply, with a gradually increasing line of open 1st year residency positions. As...
  • Pre-Med’s New Priorities: Heart and Soul and Social Science

    04/15/2012 5:24:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2012 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    ... In addition to the hard-science and math questions that have for decades defined this rite of passage into the medical profession, nearly half of the new MCAT will focus on squishier topics in two new sections: one covering social and behavioral sciences and another on critical analysis and reading that will require students to analyze passages covering areas like ethics and cross-cultural studies. ... In addition to more emphasis on humanistic skills, the new test had to take into account important new values in medicine like diversity, with greater focus on health care for the underserved, Dr. McGaghie said....
  • Do Medical School Acceptance Rates Reflect Preferences for Preferred Minority Groups? (Yes)

    02/16/2012 8:08:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Carpe Diem (blog) ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2012 | Mark J. Perry
    The chart above (click to enlarge) is an update of the chart from this CD post from about a year ago, showing medical school acceptance rates for Asians, whites, Hispanics and blacks based on data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for the years 2009-2011 (aggregated). For 2011, the average GPA of students applying to medical schools was 3.53 and the average total MCAT score was 28, and the chart displays the acceptance rates for students applying to medical schools with average GPAs (3.40-3.59) and average MCAT scores (27-29) in the highlighted blue column, and the acceptance rates...
  • The Case Against Pro-Life Physicians: Bias Begins at Med School Interview

    09/13/2011 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/08/2011 | DANIEL KUEBLER
    Imagine yourself, a senior in college, sitting in the middle of your dream medical-school interview. Because you have done your homework, the interview is going exceedingly well. You seem to have established a rapport with the interviewer, and your answers are crisp, clear and intelligent. It’s going so well that you are starting to feel confident regarding your chances of gaining admission. That is, until the interviewer hits you with this question: “Suppose a young pregnant woman and her boyfriend come to you seeking an abortion. What would you do?” What would you do? How would you answer? For pro-life...
  • Wanted: Fewer science nerds, more 'culturally competent' doctors

    04/29/2011 7:31:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2011 | Madison Park
    The test that all medical school applicants take could place greater emphasis on behavioral and social sciences, adding a new component and lengthening the test to seven hours, if proposed changes are accepted. Members of the committee that proposed the changes to the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) say that this could help better identify applicants who have a greater understanding of behavioral and social factors that contribute to health problems. “We want to broaden the knowledge base that students have about those factors that influence health,” said committee chair Dr. Steven Gabbe, who is also CEO of the Ohio...
  • Revamping MCAT and Pre-Med Education

    04/04/2011 7:13:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Inside Higher Education | April 1, 2011
    No link allowed, story here.
  • New tactics for diversity: Creating doctors from all racial, ethnic groups

    10/14/2010 1:29:06 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 28 replies
    American Medical News ^ | Oct. 4, 2010 | Carolyne Krupa
    Nineteen-year-old Rhoda Asimeng has dreamed of becoming a physician since she was 13. She helped care for her two parents, both of whom were diagnosed with cancer when she was a junior in high school. Her father died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. Her mother was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is now in remission. "My parents having cancer, and really seeing what they have had to go through, I realized that helping somebody was something I really wanted to do," said Asimeng, now a pre-med sophomore at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. "I definitely want to become a doctor....
  • Indigent bodies must be offered to med schools[Iowa]

    09/02/2010 5:42:35 PM PDT · by Palter · 19 replies
    The Hawk Eye ^ | 26 Aug 2010 | NICHOLAS BERGIN
    Attorney says county must comply with law before burial. The bodies of poor and indigent people for whom Des Moines County would be required to pick up the bill for burial or cremation will soon be offered up to medical schools to use for educational purposes before being laid to rest at public expense. During a recent review of state law while helping update the county's general assistance manual, Senior Assistant County Attorney Amy Beavers turned up an old law, previously unenforced by the county, requiring bodies being buried with taxpayers' dollars must be offered for use by medical science....
  • In Medical School Shift, Meeting Patients on Day 1

    09/02/2010 10:10:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 2, 2010 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    ... More than a year in the making, the N.Y.U. [medical school] curriculum makes connections, professors say, between the relatively abstract science being taught in the classroom and the way it plays out in real life. It brings the progressive “hands-on” approach to education from kindergarten into higher education, said Dr. Steven B. Abramson, the medical school’s vice dean for education: instead of playing with blocks, the medical students are, with all due respect, learning to play well with patients.By advancing some of the clinical component into the first two years, the new curriculum also gives students more time in...
  • Getting Into Med School Without Hard Sciences

    07/30/2010 5:06:28 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 107 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 30, 2010 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    For generations of pre-med students, three things have been as certain as death and taxes: organic chemistry, physics and the Medical College Admission Test, known by its dread-inducing acronym, the MCAT. So it came as a total shock to Elizabeth Adler when she discovered, through a singer in her favorite a cappella group at Brown University, that one of the nation’s top medical schools admits a small number of students every year who have skipped all three requirements. * They forgo organic chemistry, physics and calculus — though they get abbreviated organic chemistry and physics courses during a summer boot...
  • AAMC Says Study Ranking Medical Schools' "Societal Mission" Is Flawed

    06/16/2010 8:40:37 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 156+ views
    AAMC ^ | June 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C., June 15, 2010—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) issued the following statement today on "The Societal Mission of Medical Education: Ranking the Schools," a new study in the June 15 Annals of Internal Medicine: "The new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine presents a flawed and limited picture of how medical schools serve society's needs through their integrated missions of education, research, and patient care. Medical schools are very committed to their social missions. While producing primary care physicians, ensuring more diversity in the physician workforce, and encouraging more doctors to practice in underserved areas are...
  • UMass Medical to invite freshmen (with 10% minority or low-income set-aside)

    01/25/2010 2:48:37 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 714+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 25, 2010 | Tracy Jan
    WORCESTER - The University of Massachusetts Medical School, seeking to bolster the number of minority physicians in Massachusetts, plans to offer high school seniors the rare opportunity to gain admission to college and medical school at the same time. Under an initiative set to be finalized today, the state’s only public medical school will partner with UMass campuses in Boston, Amherst, Lowell, and Dartmouth to create a joint baccalaureate-MD program that would ensure admission for aspiring doctors from underrepresented ethnic and socioeconomic groups. UMass officials say they hope the Medical Scholars Program - among a few of its kind in...
  • 'White African-American' Suing N.J. Med School for Discrimination

    05/13/2009 9:42:06 PM PDT · by Westlander · 28 replies · 1,552+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | 5-13-2009 | SARAH NETTER
    Born and raised in Mozambique and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Serodio, 45, has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey medical school, claiming he was harassed and ultimately suspended for identifying himself during a class cultural exercise as a "white African-American."
  • State Supreme Court tosses lawsuit over lost cadaver

    04/08/2009 3:44:51 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 4 replies · 357+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-The California Supreme Court has tossed a lawsuit over a lost cadaver, ruling that medical schools have no legal responsibility to "safeguard the sensibilities" of donors' families. The suit against the University of California at Irvine was brought by Evelyn Conroy after she learned that whereabouts of her husband's remains were unknown...