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Glasgow Medical Students Must Retake Exam
April 26, 2017

With evidence of collusion, the University of Glasgow medical school will require about 270 medical students to re-sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)—a week-long clinical exam that tests students’ abilities to handle real-world medical problems.  Let’s take a closer look.


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How Many Hours are First-Year US Docs Now Allowed to Work?
April 19, 2017
Young physicians have long been limited to 16 straight hours of patient care, but that’s about to change, according to a recent report from The Washington Post. The new cap for first-year doctors? 24 hours. Here’s a closer look at this controversial change, along with why the Accreditati...

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Funders Should Work to Reduce Waste in Medical Research Funding
April 12, 2017
Medical research is a good thing, right?  Right.  A new investigation shows that it can be a better thing, though.  How?  By reducing waste in medical funding.  Let’s take a closer look.

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India Creates 4,000 New Postgrad Medical Education Seats
April 5, 2017
The Indian government’s recent announcement of 4,000 additional postgraduate medical seats in the country will give the Indian economy a boost—and offer a balm to the needs of the medical profession in the country.  Find out more.

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What We Know About the Healthcare Gender Gap
March 31, 2017
The wage gap is real and women have fought it since they’ve been working.  One area where it’s particularly striking?  Healthcare.  Let’s take a closer look at places in healthcare where women earn significantly less than men—and one place where there’s a...

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Canadian Specialized Nurses Allowed to Work in the US After Being Denied Entry
March 22, 2017
A misunderstanding of new visa and immigration requirements made some Canadian nurses—who cross the border daily to work in the US—unable to report to work, causing a panic last week.  This week, the problem’s solved.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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Lookout Healthcare Industry: The Internet of Things is Coming
March 15, 2017
The IoT is having a major moment, and its foothold will only grow stronger looking ahead. One industry particularly ripe for Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, according to a new global study from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise company Aruba?  Healthcare. Here’s a closer look at the figures a...

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Is There a Less-Traveled Path to Becoming a Better Doctor?
March 8, 2017
Bias against foreign-trained doctors is well documented, if not understood. Now comes research indicating that not only is this bias unfounded, but that doctors who have trained abroad may offer higher quality care than their domestically trained peers. Here’s a closer look at the findings, pu...

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Applications to Nursing Programs in the UK Decline
March 1, 2017
A 23 percent decline in nursing and midwifery applicants to UK schools follows the shut down of the NHS bursaries.  Learn more about how UK nursing schools will respond—and what the trend potentially means for international students in the UK.

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Japan Welcomes More International Nursing Care Students
February 22, 2017
Japan’s oft-discussed “aging crisis” is opening doors to one segment of international students in particular, according to a recent article published in The Japan Times.  As Japan’s older population continues to swell, so do opportunities for foreign nursing care student...

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April 24, 2017

We often think of the humanities and medicine as two separate trajectories—and we shouldn’t.  Why?  Medicine is linked to the hu...


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April 17, 2017

When most people think of medical careers, an MD (or DO) degree and the life of a practicing physician immediately come to mind. However, there’...


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April 11, 2017

When you think about the coursework you’ll encounter on your way to acquiring a healthcare degree, classes like anatomy, biology, and organic ch...