Recently HRSA released the 22nd report from the Council on Graduate Medical Education, titled; "The Role of Graduate Medical Education in the New Health Care Paradigm" We'll spend the next few weeks providing some highlights and commentary. Challenges and Opportunities in Expanding GME Experience (p.17) "Although the data on the impact of training sites on… Continue reading The Role of Graduate Medical Education in the New Health Care Paradigm
VRHA has funds available to assist students who wish to attend the VRHA 2015 Annual Conference. Any full-time student studying a health-related profession may apply. Funds will cover conference registration fees. Completed forms must be e-mailed to email@example.com on or before September 4th. Winners will be announced on September 11th. Download the application form and… Continue reading Conference Scholarships
Information taken from the American Diabetes Organization website.
The national breast cancer organization selected October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to be vigilant concerning early detection and treatment.
According to healthfinder.gov one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Complications of childhood obesity are: Type 2 diabetes Liver Disease Asthma High Cholesterol High… Continue reading SEPTEMBER NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH
Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from over a dozen serious diseases before the age of 2. Diseases such as flu, measles and whooping cough (pertussis) can be life threatening to newborns and young babies. Women should receive the Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, pertussis) vaccine with each pregnancy between the 27-36… Continue reading AUGUST NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer and UV damage can cause wrinkles and blotchy skin. Skin cancer is preventable and communities, health professionals and families can work together toward prevention. Wear sunscreen, hats, UV blocking… Continue reading JULY UV SAFETY MONTH
Dr. Anna Lovett is a second year resident at the University of Virginia's Medical School and following are some of her impressions and thoughts she gained while in rural Southwest Virginia. Spending time working with family medicine physicians in Lebanon and Honaker, VA, through the GMEC Rural Rotation has provided a realistic and refreshing perspective… Continue reading POST ROTATION THOUGHTS