Medical Education

A Dress Rehearsal For Treating Transgender Patients

Sep 14, 2017
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Bianca Leigh is playing a character named Tia Lopez.

“Tia Lopez is a 36-year-old woman of trans experience. She works as a bartender. She’s in a two-year relationship with her boyfriend, and she has come for her annual physical,” Leigh explains.

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Every year, for the past 15 years, a group of first-year medical students in St. Louis, Missouri have climbed on board three yellow school buses and headed north. 

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The changing face of the healthcare industry is leading a growing number of physicians to pursue an MBA degree to complement their medical training. Close to 60 medical school programs nationwide now offer joint programs that combine an MD and MBA.

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Maybe you've heard about the slow food movement. Maybe you're a devotee.

The idea is that cooking, nutrition and eating should be intentional, mindful and substantive. Avoid fast food and highly processed grub. For the slow food set, the process is as important as the product.

Now I'm seeing a medical version of slow food. The concept is bubbling up in response to industrialized, hypertechnological and often unnecessary medical care that drives up costs and leaves both doctors and patients frazzled.

AMA's Susan Skochelak On Reshaping Medical Education

Oct 10, 2014
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The field of medical education is experiencing just as much upheaval these days as the field of medicine itself. My next guest is Dr. Susan Skochelak. She is vice president for medical education for the AMA. And she's helping lead a national overhaul for how new physicians are trained. For one thing, she wants them to learn more about teamwork. 

ADHD Expert On Symptoms And Management

Jun 3, 2014
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According to Frances Prevatt, M.D., adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is common among adults and is often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed until later in life. Dr. Prevant speaks with Barbara Lewis about ADHD, symptoms, and management.

Twitter is constantly overloaded with tweets about people getting sick or having the flu. Could researchers use Twitter to track and map flu patterns?

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George Thomas, M.D., discusses renal nerve ablation, a new procedure for uncontrollable high blood pressure that shows promising results.