medical students http://ripr.org en Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together http://ripr.org/post/food-medicine-doctors-and-chefs-training-together <p>There’s no shortage of advice on healthy eating. But sometimes it seems there’s a shortage of <em>reliable</em> advice. Medical schools traditionally don’t offer much training in nutrition, but a new partnership between Johnson &amp; Wales University and Tulane medical school could change that.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:19:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17039 at http://ripr.org Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together A Year of Future Docs, In One Documentary http://ripr.org/post/year-future-docs-one-documentary <p>Throughout the school year, we've been following two bright, young, future doctors. Now, we're wrapping up the journey with a one-hour documentary about the crucible of medical school, set against the backdrop of some of the most dramatic changes in health care in a generation. Listen to the full hour or individual segments online, below, or download and listen on the go.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:28:27 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15529 at http://ripr.org A Year of Future Docs, In One Documentary Future Docs 10: Good Luck, Sarah and Peter http://ripr.org/post/future-docs-10-good-luck-sarah-and-peter <p>Throughout the school year, we’ve been documenting the experiences of two Brown University medical students. They’ve begun their careers at a time when health care is changing dramatically – from where we get care to who provides it and how we pay for it. But our Future Docs Sarah and Peter are ready to dive in. They’re about to begin their third year in medical school, leaving behind the familiarity of the classroom for the new world of the hospital wards.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14816 at http://ripr.org Future Docs 10: Good Luck, Sarah and Peter New Med School at Quinnipiac Focused on Primary Care http://ripr.org/post/new-med-school-quinnipiac-focused-primary-care <p>This fall the new medical school at Connecticut's Quinnipiac University welcomes its first class of incoming students. And the school is apparently focused on turning out a particular kind of doctor. From their web site:</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:55:16 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13139 at http://ripr.org New Med School at Quinnipiac Focused on Primary Care Brown and JWU to Partner on Medical Education http://ripr.org/post/brown-and-jwu-partner-medical-education <p>Brown University's medical school and Johnson &amp; Wales University's new physician assistant program are going to look for ways to collaborate, the schools <a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/03/mou">announced </a>today. What might that look like? According to the announcement: "sharing training facilities, jointly arranging lectures, pursuing educational grants, and engaging in cost-sharing."</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:52:36 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 12658 at http://ripr.org Brown and JWU to Partner on Medical Education Med Students: Feeling Your Pain? http://ripr.org/post/med-students-feeling-your-pain <p>The medical students we've been following this year, Sarah Rapoport and Peter Kaminski, are about to wrap up their second year of medical school and, with it, their time in the classroom. They'll spend their third and fourth years in the hospital, learning on the job. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:14:44 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 12522 at http://ripr.org More med school grads, but fewer residency slots http://ripr.org/post/more-med-school-grads-fewer-residency-slots <p>As if getting into medical school weren't competitive enough. Today's and tomorrow's graduates will find it increasingly harder to nab a residency position, unless Congress acts to lift the cap on residency slots it's kept in place for nearly 15 years.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:04:08 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10445 at http://ripr.org More med school grads, but fewer residency slots Future Docs 6: Facing an older, sicker nation http://ripr.org/post/future-docs-6-facing-older-sicker-nation <p>As a nation, we’re getting older, and we’re getting sicker. More of us than ever are over the age of 65. And more of us are suffering from at least one chronic disease. Next in our Future Docs series, how medical schools are trying to prepare students for these new realities.</p><p>“Hello, this is the family doctor!”</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9898 at http://ripr.org Future Docs 6: Facing an older, sicker nation Honoring your first patient: a cadaver http://ripr.org/post/honoring-your-first-patient-cadaver <p>Medical students and doctors tell me they'll never forget their first cadaver, the body they came to know intimately in their first year anatomy class. I remember Future Docs <a href="http://wrni.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/participants">Sarah Rapoport and Peter Kaminski</a> telling me they felt a kind of reverence for this person who gave the gift of their body. At Brown University's medical school, a handful of students work together on the same cadaver throughout the whole session. They get to know a bit about the life that cadaver led before they encounter it in the lab. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:35:21 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9768 at http://ripr.org Honoring your first patient: a cadaver