Medical School 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 9: Teaching Medical Ethics http://ripr.org/post/future-docs-9-teaching-medical-ethics <p>Some of the toughest decisions any of us will ever make will take place in a doctor’s office. But before those decisions ever come up, doctors must often wrestle with the options themselves. And those options are growing more complicated every year. In this next to last episode in our series Future Docs, we ask how today’s medical students are learning to grapple with tomorrow’s ethical questions.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14184 at http://ripr.org Future Docs 9: Teaching Medical Ethics 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 Friday is 'Match Day' for the Nation's Future Doctors http://ripr.org/post/friday-match-day-nations-future-doctors <p>This Friday at 1:00 pm EDT, more than 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors and another 16,000 other applicants (internationals, etc.) find out where they'll train as residents for the next several years of their lives.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:30:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11791 at http://ripr.org Friday is 'Match Day' for the Nation's Future Doctors Future Docs 7: Sarah and Peter Reach a Milestone http://ripr.org/post/future-docs-7-sarah-and-peter-reach-milestone <p>During the past school year, Rhode Island Public Radio has been following two Brown University medical students to see how medical training is evolving with changes in health care. We’re checking in now with Future Docs Sarah Rapoport and Peter Kaminski, who are about to leave the classroom for the exam room – in more ways than one.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11006 at http://ripr.org Future Docs 7: Sarah and Peter Reach a Milestone Diversity in Med School: Some Ups, Some Downs http://ripr.org/post/diversity-med-school-some-ups-some-downs <p>New data is out in a <a href="https://members.aamc.org/eweb/upload/Diversity%20in%20Medical%20Education%20Facts%20and%20Figures%202012.pdf">report </a>from the Association of American Medical Colleges on diversity in medical school applications, enrollments, graduations, and faculty. The headlines: future doctors are still mostly white, and mostly men. But the gap has narrowed dramatically between female and male graduates. African American applications to medical school are up more than 30%, but fewer black men are applying these days. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10695 at http://ripr.org Diversity in Med School: Some Ups, Some Downs 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 Brown to offer new primary care MD program http://ripr.org/post/brown-offer-new-primary-care-md-program <p>Brown University's medical school plans to launch a new program for medical students who want to focus on primary care. The program also aims to boost the number of primary care doctors in Rhode Island.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:18:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9408 at http://ripr.org Can Future Docs Afford to Go Into Primary Care? http://ripr.org/post/can-future-docs-afford-go-primary-care <p>Researchers <a href="http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/publishahead/Can_Medical_Students_Afford_to_Choose_Primary.99509.aspx">writing </a>in <em>Academic Medicine</em>, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, think so. Or rather, after crunching the numbers – medical school debt load to potential income and expenses – they think medical <strong>students who decide to go into primary care as a specialty will be able to pay off their school debt on a primary care doctor’s salary.</strong></p><p>But…</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4703 at http://ripr.org