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Shana L Boyle, David M Janicke, Michael E Robinson, Laura D Wandner
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of weight bias and demographic characteristics on the assessment of pediatric chronic pain. Weight status, race, and sex were manipulated in a series of virtual human (VH) digital images of children. Using a web-based platform, 96 undergraduate students with health care-related majors (e.g., Health Science, Nursing, Biology, and Pre-Medicine) read a clinical vignette and provided five ratings targeting the assessment of each VH child's pain. Students also answered a weight bias questionnaire...
June 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Biniam Melese, Birhanu Bayu, Fikir Wondwossen, Kalkidan Tilahun, Seti Lema, Moges Ayehu, Eskindir Loha
BACKGROUND: Mental distress is a mental health problem expressed with variable levels of depressive, anxiety, panic or somatic symptoms. Owing to several factors tertiary level students are among the population with higher prevalence of mental distress and an even more higher prevalence has been reported in medical students. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of mental distress among medical students, and to evaluate contextually relevant associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students attending Hawassa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2013/2014 academic year...
November 8, 2016: BMC Research Notes
Anna Cherrie Epps
The purpose of this longitudinal (11-year) study of the academic impact on post-baccalaureate graduates' performance profiles from years 2001-2011 is to determine whether or not post-baccalaureate program reinforcement, enrichment, and intervention efforts strategically affected the students' academic performance profile while matriculating at Meharry Medical College-School of Medicine. A second purpose of this study is to provide some predictive information to help identify 'at risk' students to ensure that proactive intervention efforts are provided early in their pursuit of a health professions career, thus avoiding the pitfall of unpreparedness and the lack of counseling...
February 2015: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Robert W Hutchison
Community Health Centers that provide diabetic care for underserved patients have unique challenges. This study describes how interprofessional care improves outcomes and results in cost savings. Interprofessional diabetes education and structured team building are discussed. The team consisted of a physician, nurse practitioner, clinical pharmacist, and a number of pre-medicinal, nursing, and pharmacy students. The outcomes were measured at one year intervals for a total of three years. During the two year period with the interprofessional care team, the diabetic patients in this study achieved a 10% improvement in HgA1c, and 9% improvement in systolic blood pressure, a 5% improvement in diastolic blood pressure, and a 62...
November 2014: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Gilberto Ka Kit Leung
An undergraduate education in liberal arts is viewed by many, especially in North America, as a desirable preparation for medical school. In countries where such a pre-medicine curriculum is not available, an introduction of 'humanities in medicine' has recently been emphasized. Few, however, has entertained the idea that Medicine already possesses many elements of a liberal arts education. In this article, the author discussed how Medicine may be treated as a liberal arts curriculum, and how the very awareness of this possibility should be articulated and shared by both medical students and teachers...
2010: Medical Teacher
Trisha Greenhalgh, Jill Russell, Petra Boynton, Frances Lefford, Nikhil Chopra, Lisa Dunkley
OBJECTIVE: To develop a one week widening access summer school for 16 year old pupils from non-traditional backgrounds who are considering applying to medical school, and to identify its short term impact and key success factors. DESIGN: Action research with partnership schools in deprived inner city areas in five overlapping phases: schools liaison, recruitment of pupils and assessment of needs, programme design, programme delivery, and evaluation. The design phase incorporated findings from one to one interviews with every pupil, and workshops and focus groups for pupils, parents, teachers, medical student assistants, NHS staff, and other stakeholders...
April 1, 2006: BMJ: British Medical Journal
The performance of medical students enrolled at the University of British Columbia from 1952 to 1961 is reviewed and related to certain descriptive factors available to the screening committee at the time of application. Almost 40% of enrolled students had academic difficulty in medical school; 16.4% failed a complete year. Since 91% of students who failed out, did so after freshman medicine examinations, these grades were examined for significant association with certain intellectual and non-intellectural factors...
October 26, 1963: Canadian Medical Association Journal
B Giordani, A S Edwards, S S Segal, L H Gillum, A Lindsay, N Johnson
PURPOSE: To address the effectiveness of a formal postbaccalaureate (PB) experience for underrepresented minority (URM) students before medical school. The program provided an intense year-long experience of course work, research, and personal development. METHOD: There were 516 participants from one medical school: 15 URM medical students had completed the formal PB program, 58 students had done independent PB work before matriculation, and 443 students were traditional matriculants...
August 2001: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
C Whitehouse
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1997: Medical Education
R Hubbard, E Wald
George Wald was born in 1906 in New York City to immigrant parents. An early and voracious reader, he soon developed a wide range of interests and entered New York University as a pre-law student, the first in his family to attend college. Shortly shifting to pre-medicine, he graduated college in biology. For graduate work, he joined the laboratory of Selig Hecht, a pioneer in vision research, at Columbia University. In 1932, four months before Hitler came to power, George went to Berlin to do postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Otto Warburg and there found vitamin A in the retina...
1999: Novartis Foundation Symposium
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