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South Africa Wants Med Students to Specialize
September 20, 2017

South African students completing their studies in Cuba are encouraged to specialize when they return to South Africa, according to latest reports.  Let’s take a closer look at this unique program, and the demand for specialists.


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Japan Sees Spike in International Students Studying Certified Care
September 14, 2017
A rapidly aging population combined with fewer children has led Japan to expand the role of international students in the certified care field.  Let’s take a look at a new measure enacted at the beginning of September that will encourage growth in this field in Japan.

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UK to Increase Medical School Places
September 6, 2017
In an effort to boost numbers of UK-trained doctors, the Department of Health announced that it will add more than 1,500 student doctor places annually toward an overall increase of 25 percent between now and 2020. Here’s a closer look at the plan, along with the important role it’s proj...

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Medical School Placements to Rise to 500 in Singapore
September 2, 2017
The Ministry of Health and the Education Ministry will work together to increase the number of medical places at Singapore’s medical schools to 500 next year.  Let’s take a close look at what this means for Singapore’s aspiring medical students.

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Boosting Drug Development with AI in Japan?
August 31, 2017
In an effort to spur more effective drug development, Japanese pharmaceutical companies are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis. However, one major obstacle is standing in the way: a dearth of specialists in these areas. But not for long. The country’s drugmakers are team...

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British Medical Students Take Studies Seriously
August 28, 2017
Work hard, play hard?  Not so fast, at least for medical students in the UK.  A new survey shows that British medical students generally don’t exceed the government’s guidelines.  Let’s take a closer look.

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US Hospitals Face New “Potentially Concerning” Trend
August 23, 2017
The US is facing a potential shortfall of community hospitals offering pediatric care, reveals a recent report from Reuters based on a newly published article in JAMA Pediatrics. To what can this shift be attributed, and what do healthcare experts have to say about it? Here’s a closer look.

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Wales to Reassess Medical Student Placements
August 16, 2017
Wales wants to increase the number of Welsh students studying to be doctors.  Why?  Find out by reading the results of a cross-party committee’s study of medical spaces in Wales.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Aspiring British MDs Find New Opportunities in Eastern Europe
August 9, 2017
Aspiring British medical students are increasingly looking outside the UK for their studies.  Let's find out where they're headed and what international medical studies have to offer.

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Is Fido Coming to a Hospital Near You?
August 2, 2017
Think dogs don’t belong in hospitals? Think again. According to a growing body of anecdotal evidence collected by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), animal visitors can play a vital role in promoting recovery. Here’s a closer look at the findings, along with a research project underway ...

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September 25, 2017

It may seem like any other Monday to you, but today is cause for celebration at the intersection of health, science and medicine. Why? Because today i...


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September 20, 2017

Higher education is in a state of constant evolution due to technological advancements. And while we often think of technology within the context of h...


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September 18, 2017

Food insecurity—having limited or uncertain access to food—afflicts millions of families worldwide.  In 2015 the estimated percentage...