Research shows that Wikipedia is one of the most read sources of medical information by the general public across the world.
Medical entries on Wikipedia are widely consulted across the world. Doctors and medical researchers need to make efforts to ensure the content on the online collaborative encyclopedia is accurate.
Medical student and child at Minnesota Indian Health alternative spring break experience.
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
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.
More medical experts should contribute to Wikipedia to ensure its health pages are accurate.
The academic medical community largely views Wikipedia with suspicion. But some traditional journals are starting to take the site more seriously – and some journals work very closely with it.
A little girl in Sudan gets treated by physiotherapist Fatima Mohamed.
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Many medical disciplines have started encouraging their students to embrace lessons from the arts and humanities. Physiotherapy is lagging behind.
There is a skewed distribution of skilled staff and an imbalance of skills.
If South Africa's complete health workforce is tallied, there is not a critical shortage of human resources to provide health care services.
A racially diverse medical workforce leads to better quality of care.
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Ban on affirmative action across eight states has led to a drop in minority students at medical schools.
‘Clean up the U-bend and bish, bash, bosh.’
After a top Scottish medic recently claimed that medicine was too highly rated among the professions, here's the case for the status quo.
Physician assistants provide high-quality care and can help fill Australia’s rural doctor shortage.
At a ceremony in Townsville today, four people will graduate from James Cook University’s physician assistant program. They will be Australia’s first bachelor’s graduates in that field. This is an important…
Reforms to make body donation safer also redoubled demand.
The medical school at the University of St Andrews in Scotland is among those that still dissects human cadavers. Each year we allocate one body to between 12 and 15 undergraduates in first, second and…