Training the Physicians of Tomorrow

Traditionally, the closest that first-year medical students got to real, live patients were the real, dead cadavers they dissected in gross anatomy classes. That is starting to change in a big way, as more medical schools that are part of an innovative AMA effort to reshape medical education see a win-win for patients and medical training that comes as a result of incorporating medical students into their health systems during trainees’ early days.

How medical students can add value to care long before earning MD

Traditionally, the closest that first-year medical students got to real, live patients were the real, dead cadavers they dissected in gross anatomy classes. That is starting to change in a big way, as more medical schools that are part of an innovative AMA effort to reshape medical education see a win-win for patients and medical training that comes as a result of incorporating medical students into their health systems during trainees’ early days.

$15 million AMA initiative targets gaps in residency training

Learning begins in medical school then extends throughout a physician’s career. In an effort to expand the scope of its medical education goals, the AMA this week announced a new program aimed at transforming residency. As it did with its original efforts to alter undergraduate medical education, the AMA is looking to work with training institutions on a funded, five-year commitment to best address the workforce needs of the current and future health care system.

Student SOS: 6 ways to avoid “distress” in medical school

Why the virtual anatomy lab won’t replace the real thing

You can make the right diagnosis, order the right treatments and have your patient well on the way to a safe discharge from the hospital. But now you need to get what’s scattered across the medical record and buried inside your brain into the hands and heads of your colleagues on the next shift. That patient handoff is where problems often arise. Learn from an expert what you can do to make sure it goes well.

Patient handoffs: 4 best practices medical residents must heed

Med ed is being transformed. Meet 3 taking it into practice.

How standardized patient videos can change assessment in med ed

Meet your new safety and quality watchdog: the medical resident

3 ways virtual patients help medical students step up their game

A handful of medical students at Duke University School of Medicine are getting ready to embed themselves this fall on cutting-edge AI projects that are harnessing data science and machine learning to find ways to improve clinical care.

How AI is driving new medical frontier for physician training