From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
Health professionals need a dose of drama in their training to build clinical and interpersonal skills.
Doctor communication is an important part of their education. But they can't have unlimited empathy for their patients either, or they'd never get the job done.
A new study compared fictional patient experiences in Grey's Anatomy with real trauma cases. It concluded patients who are fans of the show might have unrealistic expectations of medical care.
Teaching students to care for the dying requires specific skills that the student may not encounter in their ordinary clinical teaching.
A radical new model of "competency based" medical education emphasizes trainee skill over time invested. Queen's University is the first in Canada to fully embrace this shift.
We've come a long way since the dark days of grave robbing to provide bodies for dissection. Now, there are ceremonies and memorials to honour people who have donated their body to science.
Most physicians are unaware of effective approaches to treat opioid addiction. Addiction medicine fellowships offer a new and effective way to save lives.
Competition for spaces is driving Canadian undergraduates to medical school in the tropics. And there are risks - for student career prospects and Caribbean health systems.
Kenyan tertiary institutions are learning from each other by sharing experiences on overcoming challenges they face during medical training.
Over a quarter of medical students suffer depression. Almost half of US physicians say they’re burnt out. A doctor reflects on how much more burdensome and less fulfilling the profession has become.
Students aspiring to veterinary education are investing in the hope that it will return value. The reality, however, is different.
About a quarter of medical students show symptoms of depression, and one in ten report suicidal thoughts.
Medical students are practising invasive techniques on themselves and fellow students, a new study shows. But aside from obvious safety concerns, is there anything wrong with self-practice?
Medical students are using virtual reality to help them learn anatomy. But is it the game changing technology some people say it is?
A physician who has spent 25 years working within VA hospitals reflects on what it has meant to him to serve those who have served our country.
Junior doctors are often blamed when things go wrong in hospital. But are we placing too many demands on them?
The sustainability of academic medical centers and the value of a liberal education have both been under attack. Both are essential and integrated components of our best U.S. institutions.
You don't have to be a physician or anatomist to be curious about how bodies work. Exhibits of dead human specimens have been around for quite a while – capitalizing on our fascination with death.
Today's medical students are tomorrow's doctors, and they need to understand public health to better help their patients.