Education

Institute of Medicine Report on Cognitive Aging

The Institute of Medicine has recently released a report entitled Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action. This special report addresses “the emerging concept of cognitive aging, the importance of this issue for the nation’s public health, and actions the nation needs to take to better understand and maintain the cognitive health of […]

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NY Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

Rather than accepting medical students who majored in biology or chemistry, Mt Sinai New York have accepted applicants who came through a humanities-oriented program at Mount Sinai known as HuMed. As undergraduates, they majored in things like English or history or medieval studies. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Education . Medical Education . News . NIMH
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Chair Summit 2014

A very successful 7th Annual Chair Summit 2014 took place this past weekend in Tampa, Fla. Faculty leading this interesting series of plenaries, breakout sessions and chart reviews are Chairmen of departments of psychiatry and neurology and the leading researchers and clinicians in the field. They shared a mix of cutting edge science and practical, […]

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By R Kennedy | Chair Summit . Education
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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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Interns may devote only 12% of their time to patients

In the New York Times (5/30) “Well” blog, Pauline W. Chen, MD, writes that a “dramatic decrease in time spent with patients compared with previous generations appears to be linked to new constraints young doctors now face, most notably duty hour limits and electronic medical record-keeping.” She cites a recently published study in the Journal […]

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Chair Summit 2012

This week near Orlando Florida, a very special and unique conference begins. Chair Summit: The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development. The 5th Annual Chair Summit offers in-depth and interactive learning opportunities, all led by renowned experts in the neurosciences. In two and a half days, beginning Thursday October 11, 2012, conference attendees can immerse […]

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By R Kennedy | CME . Education
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JAMA Changes Journal Names

All of the specialty journals in the JAMA network, as of Jan. 1, 2013, will drop the longstanding Archives designation from their titles in favor of the parent journal. Instead, the journals will go by the names: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Neurology, JAMA Ophthalmology, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, JAMA Pediatrics, […]

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By R Kennedy | Education . News
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

For more than 50 years, Mental Health America and hundreds of affiliates from around the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This unified effort includes educational messages about mental health and substance use conditions and the importance of […]

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By R Kennedy | Education . Mental health
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