What makes a general practice doctor good? Or even great? Sometimes, it's how long you have to sit in the waiting room. One Appalachian doctor was recently asked why an appointment for 2:40 wasn't seen until after 3:00. Her fantastic response outlines the realities for many physicians. A test result came back positive for cancer… Continue reading Why the wait?
Active learning vs. lecture: What works best? According to a recent review of students in STEM classes, those with hand-on lessons have higher test scores , while those in traditional lecture classes were more likely to fail. As one article notes - We know that learning is harder from the sidelines. If deep understanding is the objective, then… Continue reading Hands On!
Last week, we started a discussion on, the 22nd report from the Council on Graduate Medical Education, titled; “The Role of Graduate Medical Education in the New Health Care Paradigm” Let's look at one of the recommendations in the report (p. 14): Recommendation 1: GME training should be expanded in ambulatory and community sites to reflect the… Continue reading Graduate Medical Education – Part 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 4th. Winners will be announced on September 11th. Download the application form and… Continue reading Conference Scholarships
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
A leading cause of disability is injury which is the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 44. Practicing safe behavior can prevent many injuries. Points of interest are: Prescription drug abuse Slips, trips and falls Awareness of surroundings Distracted driving Keeping safe in summer heat Proper use of… Continue reading JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH
Behavioral Health in Rural Areas of Virginia - Ralph Northam's article from the Richmond Times Dispatch