December 08, 2012
What concrete improvements have cognitive psych and cognitive science folk made to medical education in the past few decades?
December 04, 2012
More residencies, cool it on the medical schools
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has a new report on undergraduate medical education. You can download the giant pdf here but I'm going to read it today so you don't have to.
But just a tip: the first recommendation in the executive summary says:
"Additional medical schools should not be established or opened until the number of first-year physician residency positions exceeds the number of graduating medical student by 10 percent."
I think I'm going to like this report because I told you so.
December 03, 2012
Are doctors more musical?
It seems like docs tend to start bands and play concerts more than other types of people. Am I wrong? It's just something I've noticed over the years in Med Ed and maybe it's just the confirmation bias but this sort of thing never surprises me.