We need to make sure those brought in to help cope with the pandemic have adequate training to avoid any risks in patient care.
We need to recapture the humanity of the NHS and make doctors feel more than grinding cogs in a brutal machine.
Dissection is important for developing a range of skills, as well as moral and ethical training and a humanistic approach to patient care.
A 'learn local' strategy, along with increased residency positions and the return of a rotating internship could go a long way towards improving Canada's system of medical training.
Simulating real-life disaster situations helps students develop physical and emotional resilience and leadership skills.
The person in charge of your surgery is a consultant surgeon. A consultant is the most qualified doctor in a hospital.
Canada's systems of health funding, medical training and physician compensation need an overhaul – to support vital centres of medical research and complex care.
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.
Thousands of medical graduates across Canada are waiting nervously to find out whether they will secure a coveted residency spot in the area of their choice.
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.
After the tragic death of a young woman undergoing a cosmetic procedure, people are rightly asking who should be able to administer anaesthetics.
If we want doctors to listen, be empathetic, solve complex problems, we need to invest seriously in their well-being.
Australia has more doctors per population than most comparable countries, yet many living in rural and remote areas don't receive the care they need. Changing the way we train doctors will fix this.
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?
The proportion of female surgical trainees is rising, but at a slower rate than other specialties.
The widespread bullying of doctors during training is not just an issue for surgeons, or women. It's a problem for all medical professionals – and it poses a risk to patient safety.
Three features of a medical school help predict where medical students will eventually work as doctors: selection, the curriculum, and the professionalism of the newly-qualified doctors.
Medical culture's hierarchical and autocratic nature harms not just patients and students but doctors too. The good news is that change is in the air – but it won't be easy.