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2014-07-25 23:02:05

Appointment is effective October 1, 2014 Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Valerie D. Weber, MD, MS, FACP, has been appointed vice dean for education, effective October 1, 2014. Weber will join Drexel from The Commonwealth Medical College, where she is currently chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, associate dean for clinical affairs, and professor of medicine. As a member of the senior leadership team of...

2014-07-23 08:32:36

Graduates from 36 Countries Receive MD and DVM Degrees GRENADA, West Indies, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George's University's Class of 2014 was recognized at their commencement ceremonies this June at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Doctor of Medicine degrees were conferred to over 900 graduates representing 36 countries, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees were conferred to 119 graduates, representing nine countries. They joined over 14,000 St....

2014-07-22 12:29:49

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted for the Minnesota Hospital Association confirms what many in health care have already warned: a shortage of primary care physicians will develop over the next 10 years. Every year, MHA collects health care workforce data from the majority of the state's hospitals. For the first time, MHA asked Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company, to conduct a comprehensive review of the state...

2014-07-21 16:26:09

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being hospitalized for a medical procedure can be a stressful event but for many patients the financial burden of unexpected costs associated with care can add undue stress. To better educate patients, the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy advocating hospitals and other sites of medical services to provide patients in advance of scheduled procedures an estimate of all costs involved in their care,...

2014-07-17 23:02:09

Top pediatrician now part of a comprehensive network of physicians. Latest acquisition to expand health care options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading pediatric physician, Dr. Jose Texidor, has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. Our system welcomes Dr. Texidor to the community. Hundreds of highly skilled and experienced physicians comprise CarePoint Health Medical Group, a...

3D-Printed Anatomy May Replace Cadavers For Medical Training
2014-07-14 13:00:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Three-dimensional printing may soon replace human cadavers in the study of gross human anatomy in the world's medical schools. The practice of learning on medical cadavers is a rite of passage in the medical education community that is instrumental in informing students on the complex inner workings of the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems of the human body. Medical schools rely on good-natured individuals who bequeath...

2014-07-03 23:04:24

VeoMed and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, are proud to offer the inaugural live broadcast of Harvard Medical School’s Intensive Review of Internal Medicine (IRIM) course (July 13th- July 20th) for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 For the first time ever, physicians will be able to watch the Harvard IRIM course live online from their computer, tablet, or smart phone anywhere in the world. The Harvard IRIM course is...

2014-06-30 23:12:32

The new Advisory Board’s diverse, highly skilled brain trust brings together expertise in medicine, science, health technology, patient advocacy, and business to help guide the strategic direction of Medivizor’s award-winning service. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Today, Medivizor, a pioneer in personalized health information and patient education, announces the formation of its Advisory Board. Internationally recognized experts on a wide range of medical domains and healthcare...

2014-06-30 23:06:54

The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The University of the Virgin Islands has named Dr. Benjamin Sachs interim dean for the medical school it is developing in the Virgin Islands. In this position, Dr. Sachs is engaged in the early stages of preparing documentation for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the medical school...

2014-06-26 23:00:22

Author Dan Andrews gives an engrossing account of his life as a doctor in ‘44 Years On The Frontline of Medicine’. Gatesville, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Being a doctor can be quite exciting, what with all the interesting patients and cases that come through the hospital doors every day. In “44 Years On The Frontline of Medicine” (published by Xlibris) author Dan Andrews writes down his many experiences in the world of medicine, and how they came to influence his life. “44...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'