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December 08, 2012

Cognitive science

What concrete improvements have cognitive psych and cognitive science folk made to medical education in the past few decades?

Posted by rbrent at 02:06 PM | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by rbrent at 06:55 AM | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by rbrent at 02:59 PM | Comments (0)