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Medical residency programs are about to undergo substantial changes in the ways the physicians of tomorrow are trained.
Beginning in July, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will implement the Next Accreditation System to oversee training residents in 7 specialties: emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, diagnostic radiology, and urological surgery. In July 2014, the Next Accreditation System will be implemented by all remaining specialties and ultimately cover more than 9000 medical residency programs throughout the country.
Under this approach each medical residency program accredited by the ACGME will have to demonstrate that its residents have the core competencies and clinical skills to provide quality patient care and the ability to respond to ongoing developments in health care delivery. Competency will be assessed in 6 core areas:
- Patient care,
- Medical knowledge,
- Practice-based learning and improvement,
- System-based practice,
- Interpersonal skills and communication
View the full text article via library online resources: Mitka, M. Residencies roll out new training system. JAMA. 2013 May 22;309(20):2085-6.
Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.” — Kurt Vonnegut
The world’s first completely paperless public library is scheduled to open this summer in Bexar County, Texas, in the United States.
The phrase “bookless libraries” arrives with a dull, oxymoronic thud, enough to get the blood of any bibliophile boiling.
Do you think a library is still a library without printed books? What would be lost with an all digital library instead of books on bookshelves?
To read the full story and the viewers’ comments go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22160990
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Doctors dedicate themselves to helping others. But how selective can they be in deciding whom to help?
Recent years have seen some highly publicized examples of doctors who reject patients not because of time constraints or limited expertise but on far more questionable grounds, including the patient’s sexual orientation, parents’ unwillingness to vaccinate, and most recently, the patient’s weight.
New England Journal of Medicine, 2013 May 2; 368 (18): 1668-70
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“It’s better not to drink and drive, but if you do, keep it under 0.05.” Finally, the national Transportation Safety Board put an action to Mr. Plymat’s plan who became one of the earliest anti-drunken driving activist in the 1950s.
The entire article could be viewed on:
New York Times Health, May 14, 2013. “Cracking down on drinking and driving” by Barron H. Lerner, M.D.
Lerner, B.H. “Drunk driving, distracted driving, moralism, and public health.” New England Journal of Medicine 2011, 65(10): 879-881.
National Library of Medicine released the web adaptation of the traveling exhibition, “A Voyage to Health.”
“A Voyage to Health” explores how the revival of Native Hawaiian sea voyaging traditions spurred on a cultural renaissance and helped heal the soul of the community. The website is augmented by education resources, including K-12 lesson plans, higher education modules, online activities, and more. To visit “A Voyage to Health” click here.
In January 2012, 299 residents from three internal medicine residencies were sent an electronic survey regarding resources used for Point-of-care (POC) decision making.
The purpose of this study was to determine which resources they use at the POC for decision making, the drivers for selection of these resources, and how residents use Google/Google Scholar to answer clinical questions at the POC.
A total of 157 residents (56%) responded; similar numbers responded at each level of training.
The findings suggest that internal medicine residents use UpToDate most frequently, followed by consultation with faculty and the search engines Google and Google Scholar; speed, trust, and portability are the biggest drivers for resource selection; and time and information overload appear to be the biggest barriers to resources such as Ovid MEDLINE. Residents frequently used Google and may benefit from further training in information management skills.
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User-created content and communications on Web-based applications have been increased dramatically, however there has been little policy or guidance on the best practices to inform standards for the professional conduct of physicians in the digital environment.
This position paper from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards examines and provides recommendations about the influence of social media on the patient physician relationship that preserve confidentiality while best using these technologies.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 158(8):620-627, April 16, 2013.
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