Education

Are video podcasts are ready to replace medical lectures?

by Walter van den Broek, MD, PhD

Video podcasts are not ready to replace lectures.

This disappointing result is recently published online.

Teachers are eager to use new information technology to teach. When I’m doing a lecture at our medical school, these lectures are made to podcasts and posted on blackboard. Together with the slides, students can rehears or listen to the lecture afterwords when not present. This …

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Medical students need mentors

by Berry Pierre

As I was browsing one of my favorite sites, Student Doctor, it hit me that a lot of the pre-medical students have no clue how to go about removing the prefix from their title.

This is a problem that I know of very well because I was in their same position when I was an undergraduate. Growing up I knew that I wanted to be …

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Addressing the physician shortage in Texas

by Tayson DeLengocky, DO

The physician shortage in Texas has commanded an unusual amount of public interest in recent weeks.

The Houston Chronicle (Oct. 17), Star Telegram (Oct. 19) and Fort Worth Business Press (Oct. 27) all devoted space to the growing shortage of physicians in Texas and the steps necessary to correct the problem. The three articles recognized that the availability of residency slots is the …

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Why medical students are burning out and lacking altruism

by mdstudent31

Recently, AAFP News Now released an article titled, Unprofessional Conduct Among U.S. Medical Students Linked to Burnout.

It focused on an article recently released in JAMA entitled, Relationship Between Burnout and Professional Conduct and Attitudes Among US Medical Students.

I had the opportunity to be interviewed for this article and was featured on an inset within the article that shared a minority of my interview. …

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The White Coat Ceremony and its effect on medical students

by Timothy Dempsey and Pamela Savitz

Last month, the National Football League inducted seven of its all-time great players into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony filled with nostalgia and memories of legendary careers long-finished.

While this was going on, there was another type of induction ceremony taking place around the country. Yet, these celebrations lacked recollections of past achievements by retired legends finally receiving …

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