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US Launches First Healthcare Quality and Safety PhD
January 4, 2017

Humans make mistakes.  In the medical field, human error often results in deadly error.  To improve the global field of healthcare quality and safety, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has a new PhD program to do just that—empower a legion of experts to minimize human error in a field so dependent on humans.  Read on.  


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Med Students Develop ‘Smart’ Helmet to Diagnose Concussions
December 21, 2016
‘Smart’ technology will make its debut on the playing field, as four medical students from the Texas Tech University at El Paso developed a smart helmet to help diagnose concussions.  How’d they do it?  They used the same NASA technology that astronauts use to determine i...

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Steep Decrease in Applications from EU Countries to the UK
December 7, 2016
The UK experienced a 9 percent decrease in applications for medical, dental, and veterinary places, and to Oxford and Cambridge, which has Universities UK and the British Medical Association worried.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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New Training Plan for Hong Kong Medical Schools
November 23, 2016
The University of Hong Kong Medical School recently announced a plan for medical students to train at private hospitals in addition to public ones.  Find out why.

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Virtual Anatomy: Med Students Use Giant Touchscreen to Study Human Anatomy
November 9, 2016
First-year medical students at the University of British Columbia in Canada have a new tool in Human Anatomy—a gigantic touchscreen that allows them to see, rotate, and cut into cross-sections—all with the swipe of a finger.  Learn more about this exciting new tool and how it will b...

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UK To Expand Medical School Places
November 1, 2016
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recently pledged to increase the number of medical school places 25 percent by 2018 to meet the nation’s growing demand for physicians.  Find out why.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion for Scientific Research
October 26, 2016
Global tech leaders are paving the way for science research related to medicine, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is no exception.  Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan join the philanthropic ranks of Microsoft, Google, IBM, and MIT in their efforts to help era...

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Ph.D. Nursing Student Raises Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education
October 10, 2016
In honor of World Mental Health Day today, travel to Nottingham University in the UK to attend the first student-led conference on mental health in higher education.  Spurred by Ph.D. student and mental health nurse, Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi, the conference will focus on removing the stigma aro...

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Is the Lack of Female-Friendly Infrastructure Threatening Africa’s Future?
September 28, 2016
A growing body of evidence points to the vital role of women in advancing global growth through their contributions to research and science. Unfortunately, many countries are falling far short when it comes to attracting more female students to these important fields of study. One continent particul...

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Study Urges Doctors in Canada to Receive Addiction Medicine Training
September 14, 2016
Medical students receive a lot of specialized training, but a new Canadian study suggests that primary care physicians need formal training in one particular area. The study, published earlier this year, focused on addiction training. Read on to find out why you should include addiction treatment tr...

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January 11, 2017

If you’ve already completed your associates or bachelor’s degrees in nursing, you may be wondering about additional educational opportunit...


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December 28, 2016

Applying to medical school is stressful enough on its own. Factor in that there are interviews in the mix, and the process can become even more intimi...


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December 14, 2016

When we think about what it takes to be a doctor, we often think about hard, science-based knowledge. And it’s true: Razor-sharp smarts in biolo...