The need to transfer 2,500 COVID-19 patients around Ontario, and bring in extra doctors from other provinces, exposes two fallacies about Canada’s health-care system.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
Removing social medicine from the education of medical students would be to their detriment - as well as their future patients.
While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
Why you should consider donating your body to research once you die.
Medical school efforts to cultivate good wellness practices and adaptive coping skills in medical students may offer an effective long-term solution to physician burnout.
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?