Medical education

Medium-size institutions look to medical schools for future stability

As midsize, nonelite private institutions look to the future, they're turning to an unlikely path: building new medical schools.

NYU scholarships cover medical school tuition as doctors' debt continues to raise concern

Thanks to fund-raising prowess, NYU takes an ax to medical school tuition where others have used a scalpel. But medical school costs are clearly under the microscope.

Late researcher's work on potential herpes vaccine was promising, but he used risky human trial with no oversight

A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.

Senate health-care bill is bad news for teaching hospitals and universities, groups say

Medicaid cuts in proposed Senate GOP health-care legislation would mean bigger tabs for teaching hospitals and less state support for public universities.

U of Vermont medical school to get rid of all lecture courses

U of Vermont's College of Medicine announces it will get rid of lecture courses and completely reshape the faculty role -- a first for a traditional medical school.

Invasive training procedures not the norm in health education

After one college faced criticism over transvaginal probing, officials at other health education programs say invasive procedures aren't typically performed on students, but are left to models and professionals.

Google Glass beta test generates excitement, innovation among medical professionals

After a summer's worth of experimentation, educators are ready to bring Google Glass into the classroom -- but medical professors have already beat them to the punch.

Australian university's partnership with American academic health center graduates its first class

U. of Queensland graduates its first class from its clinical school in Louisiana as medical education in general grows more international.

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

Meharry accepts $7 million from Juul -- and faces criticism

A historically black medical college intends to use a $7 million grant from an e-cigarette giant to study the effects of tobacco. Some question the ethics.

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