At the Second Year Oath Ceremony on Wednesday, March 5, members of the Class of 2016 recited an oath they wrote collectively as a class, pledging to “always remember that medicine is an art, not strictly defined by the diseases that we study or the illnesses that we treat, but by the patients whom we are privileged to serve.”
Justin Maykel, MD, has been a crusader for colorectal cancer screening for almost a decade and in that time, he has seen colorectal cancers fatalities decline, but nowhere near enough. In an op-ed published in the Telegram and Gazette on March 4, he highlights the importance of screening for a cancer that is 90 percent preventable. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
At the Second Year Oath Ceremony, School of Medicine students in the Class of 2016 will publicly pledge to honor the human side of medicine in the next stage of their educational journey. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the Sherman Center multipurpose room.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences professor Phillip Zamore and assistant dean Cynthia Fuhrmann are enthusiastic about a new NIH career training grant to create a career development curriculum for graduate students.
Nursing and medical students are told all the time that the two essential elements for ensuring patient safety are interprofessional team work and communication, but the Room of Horrors, a hands-on learning experience, creates a realistic opportunity to put that lesson to the test.
In the next few months, reviewers from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education will visit UMass Memorial Medical Center for a Clinical Learning Environment Review.
Despite the challenges of changing deeply entrenched medical practices, Hugh Silk, MD, remains hopeful that integrating oral health care with overall health care is possible, according to comments he made in a WBUR CommonHealth segment examining the separation of dental care from other health care.
Psychological distress and depression are widespread among college students and both respond well to treatments other than medications. In this Expert’s Corner, psychiatrist Dan Kirsch, who directs the UMMS College Consultation Service, recommends a conservative approach.
Five projects funded by the Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards program will help UMass Medical School students strengthen relationships with the local community.