medical education en Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI <p><a href=""><strong>Rhode Island College </strong></a>announced a new graduate certificate program in nursing care management today. In a statement, the college explained what nurse care managers do and why they decided to offer this program now:</p><blockquote><p>"Nurse care managers provide patient assessment, treatment planning, health care facilitation and advocacy within all health care settings, including private practices and hospitals.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 32090 at Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI A Year of Future Docs, In 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 A Year of Future Docs, In One Documentary Dr. Stanley Aronson on the Future Docs of America <p><em>As we celebrate the conclusion of our school-year-long series "Future Docs," guest blogger Dr. Stanley M. Aronson reflects on how far medical education has come since he entered the field 70 years ago. </em></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Dr. Stanley Aronson 15196 at 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 Future Docs 10: Good Luck, Sarah and Peter Med School Enrollment Up 30% by 2017. Will It Help? <p>New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows med school enrollment is on track to reach a 30% increase by 2017. That's over enrollment numbers in 2002.</p><p>Rhode Island's own Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is no exception, with record enrollment numbers.</p><p>What's most interesting about the data is that a good number of the new med school slots are in newly accredited or in-the-process-of-becoming accredited medical schools. There's one in our own backyard that fits that bill, Quinnipiac.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:14:12 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14825 at Wednesday, January 30, 2013 <p>Things are better in Providence, but there is still work to be done. Ousted head of RIPTA, Charles Odimgbe gets $130,000 as part of a severance package.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:46:32 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9456 at AMA invests $10M to transform doctor education <div id="webclip_lead_text">The American Medical Association announced this week a $10 million dollar initiative to help U.S. medical schools improve the education of future doctors. They're looking for proposals now from schools for projects that develop new ways of teaching and evaluating medical students, new ways of teaching them about the health care system and financing, and other attempts to, as they say, "bridge the widening gap between how physicians are being trained and the future needs of our health care system." Here's their launch video, complete with dramatic music! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:31:16 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9070 at Future Docs 5: Are We Training Enough New Doctors? <p>The nation spends billions of dollars every year training future doctors. But health care experts worry we’re still not training enough doctors to prevent a serious shortage.</p><p>Next in our Future Docs series, we explore the problem and some possible solutions.</p><p>Brian Drolet is a fourth year plastic surgery resident at Rhode Island Hospital. He’s originally from New Hampshire, and went to medical school at Vanderbilt University. He says he’s drawn to plastic surgery because of the variety of cases.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8347 at Future Docs 5: Are We Training Enough New Doctors?