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Incorporating Formal Nutrition Education into a Medical School Curriculum

Since the 1985 report titled “Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools,” The National Research Council has recommended at least 25 to 30 hours of nutrition education in graduate medical education.1 However, a 2013 survey of 133 US medical schools found that 71% of programs continue to fall short in providing the minimum recommended 25 hours of […]

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The Case for Medical History in Physicians’ Education

Although medical historians have long promoted medical history as an important component of physicians’ knowledge, reasoning, and clinical practice,1 they have made no effort to determine what physicians or physicians-in-training themselves think of or know of medical history. We conducted the present survey to fill this informational void. Materials and Methods Study Population Our study population […]

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Ten Immunization-Related Tips in Outpatient Practice

Keeping up with immunization recommendations and implementing them can be an ongoing challenge for clinicians. Ten tips related to various immunizations given in the outpatient setting are presented, as well as resources useful to the clinician in his or her daily practice. Keeping up with immunization recommendations and implementing them are ongoing challenges for clinicians. […]

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Training Geriatric Cardiologists for an Aging Population: Time to Get Going

Our society is aging—20% of the US population will be aged more than 65 years by 2030, and the number of the “oldest old,” those aged more than 85 years, will triple by 2050. Cardiovascular disease prevalence increases exponentially with age, and direct costs for cardiovascular care in the United States will exceed $800 billion […]

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Medical Humanities Coursework Is Associated with Greater Measured Empathy in Medical Students

  The primary focus of the study was to determine whether coursework in the medical humanities would ameliorate students’ loss of and failure to develop empathy, a problem known to be common during medical education. Methods Students were offered an elective course in the Medical Humanities for academic credit. The Jefferson Scale of Empathy Student […]

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