Every year, doctors in training are challenged with significant changes to our healthcare system. While this increasingly complex system is stressed by the business and politics of medicine, future and current physicians are expected to deliver cost-effective care. Today’s physician training model enforces shorter duty hours, demands effective synthesis of enormous amounts of data, and expects the resident physician to thoroughly learn his/her craft.
Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees testing beginning in mid-May 2012. The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing from mid-May through late June will be Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
How do clinical educators decide what competencies are important and how do they decide what is required for adequate daily performance on the wards?
Medical education is keeping pace with emerging technology. Here’s four ways using virtual patients enhances what we learn.
Today’s e-learning management systems are tailored in ways that make them ideal for all types of degree programs. But, are they beneficial to med students?
As your clerkship year comes to an end, you may have considerable difficulty deciding upon your career choice and may elect to do some rotations during your 4th year at your home institution. This, however, doesn’t tell you much about how your residency experience will be at another institution. Below, we will review the main reasons for why medical students do 4th year clinical “away” electives, describe the role of the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), and outline the timeline for setting these up.