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Should Resident Work Hours Be Capped?

Blogging at his site “Adventures in Emergency Medicine,” Dr. Sam Ko says resident work hours should be limited to 40 per week. Via Twitter, I warned him that I would rebut his assertion. Without any data or...

Law School Applications Down; Are Med Schools Next?

The number of people applying to law schools is in steep decline. So says a recent post on a website called “The National Jurist.” The post cited some remarkable data from the American Bar Association. In 2012, law school...

Medical School Grading: Everyone Gets a Trophy

“Variation and Imprecision of Clerkship Grading in US Medical Schools” is the understated title of the paper in the August 2012 issue of the journal Academic Medicine. The authors, from the department of medicine at Brigham and...

Work Hours: Perceptions From Residents

Most surgery residents do not appear to perceive that quality of care would be noticeably improved by reducing work hours, according to findings from a survey of more than 6,000 surgery residents. Less than 25% of respondents...

Boosting Surgical Trainee Confidence

During the transition from medical school to independent practice, residency training is critical for the development of physician confidence. According to recent studies, confidence in one’s own capabilities during surgery...

Patient Safety & Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

In 2000, the Institute of Medicine distributed a report suggesting that many hospital errors were related to flaws within the healthcare delivery system. As a result of this report, patient safety initiatives have been initiated...

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