Dissection also plays an important role in introducing students to death. It provides moral and ethical training for students as well as a humanistic approach to patient care.
South African Professor Bongani Mayosi was a great mentor to many. Losing him to mental illness is a reminder that we are all human.
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.
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.
Can empathy be taught to students in the healthcare professions? A groundbreaking project is using visual art to ensure they pay attention to the whole person, not just the disease.
South Africa must address the root factors contributing to nationwide protests in the higher education sector or face dire consequences
When students are genuinely listened to and understood, and their proposed solutions to problems are taken seriously, real change can happen in university faculties.
Many medical disciplines have started encouraging their students to embrace lessons from the arts and humanities. Physiotherapy is lagging behind.
About two-thirds of Australian medical students come from affluent backgrounds. Only one in ten from low socioeconomic status backgrounds.
Today's medical students are tomorrow's doctors, and they need to understand public health to better help their patients.
Unless we can create safe space to seek help without fear of reprisal, nothing is going to change. It is with this goal in mind that I decided to share my story.
Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.