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History of Dentistry

On this date in 1867, *Harvard Dental School,* *the first university-based dental school in the United States was founded*. Before the school’s founding, aspiring dentists went to freestanding trade schools or learned by apprenticeship. The world’s first dental training program … Continue reading

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Can doctors learn empathy?

Can Doctors Learn Empathy? By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/can-doctors-learn-empathy/?ref=health Fred Donini-Lenhoff Medical Education Communications Director American Medical Association 515 N State St Chicago, IL 60654 312 464-4635 312 464-5830 Fax fred.lenhoff@ama-assn.org Subscribe to our monthly e-mail newsletter, AMA MedEd … Continue reading

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New Inspiring Stories on the AAMC web site

Need a mid-term pick-me-up? If so, read the inspiring stories below! Happy midterms, prehealth students! **************************** Heather Clineschmidt Academic Counselor – Lead UAA Advising, University of Washington (206) 543-2550 http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/prehealth/ Good Afternoon! We have recently added two new Inspiring Stories … Continue reading

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What about those rankings?

Great reading regarding the issues around the ranking of academic programs. http://chronicle.com/article/US-News-Seeks-Medical/129561/?key=Sjl3JV9jaHcSZHk0NjZBbzsGbSY/M0N1Y3tDbHt3bllUFQ%3D%3D

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Major research news out of UW

Dear All — Researchers Jared Baeten and Renee Heffron with the UW’s International Clinical Research Center have an observational study of 3,800 couples in Africa published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that shows women using hormonal contraception –such as a … Continue reading

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Health | Title fight: physicians vs. those with doctorates | Seattle Times Newspaper

Interesting article from the Seattle Times: Health | Title fight: physicians vs. those with doctorates | Seattle Times Newspaper.

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Gates Foundation Names Dr. Trevor Mundel to Lead Global Health Program

press release Sept. 13, 2011, 9:00 a.m. EDT Gates Foundation Names Dr. Trevor Mundel to Lead Global Health Program http://i1.marketwatch.com/MW5/content/story/images/PR-Logo-Newswire.gif SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Dr. Trevor Mundel … Continue reading

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LGBT Seniors Healthcare

I just got an article published about lgbt senior health concerns which is a big concern for the lgbt community, including housing, retirement benefits, insurance benefits, and a safe and supportive living and medical services environment, that includes gay friendly … Continue reading

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UW Medicine highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2011

The UW School of Medicine has been highlighted in the Healthcare Equality Index for 2011! Read about it here: http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/uw-medicine-highlighted-in-healthcare-equality-index-2011

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Big news out of UW today — study by Intl Clinical Research Center

http://engage.washington.edu/site/R?i=gSm9mAtspD5Wl8eE3OosGA.. Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women (Assistant Professor Jared Baeten, Global Health, Medicine; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) Associated Press/ MSNBC http://engage.washington.edu/site/R?i=6nI70c4cNwKM4FSburotXA.. Clear evidence that pills prevent HIV transmission in straight couples (Baeten) CBS News _______________________________________________ Globalhealth … Continue reading

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NYTimes Article: More Medical Schools Are Screening Applicant Closely for People Skills

New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/health/policy/11docs.html?ref=health#

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NY TIMES: Seeing Epilepsy from the Patient’s Point of View

Health Well: Seeing Epilepsy From the Patient’s Point of View By By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. Published: June 23, 2011 Dr. Brien J. Smith, new chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation, knows firsthand about the disease: He learned as a teenager … Continue reading

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The Brown School – Social Work and Public Health News

http://cl.s4.exct.net/open.aspx?ffcb10-fe8c157774660d7473-fe2a137370640d7b7 41773-fe9e15707566007474-ff5d1d7777-fe23157677630d75701476-ffcf14> http://image.exct.net/lib/fe9e15707566007474/m/1/WUIB_spacer.gif http://cl.s4.exct.net/?qs=51aeb09f781e10154adff95ba842444cfd916f1904dab243e 079d5404bd81a4f> Washington University in St. Louis http://cl.s4.exct.net/?qs=51aeb09f781e101522254e2ab7859c0c9f563776e2b0d1b1e df169eea758a380> GEORGE WARREN BROWN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Issue 7 | Summer 2011 IMPACT BULLETIN http://image.exct.net/lib/fe9e15707566007474/m/1/WUIB_header3.gif http://image.exct.net/lib/fe9e15707566007474/m/1/WUIB_spacer.gif http://image.exct.net/lib/fe9e15707566007474/m/1/WUIB_spacer.gif Upcoming Events http://cl.s4.exct.net/?qs=51aeb09f781e10158be5ef3fb35dd6f140e35a88d1c3115db 4f45db62d70ed3a> MSW Information Session July 19 http://cl.s4.exct.net/?qs=51aeb09f781e1015aa2ca7e7877dd99b688758ad3803bf15a ec0d1acbd91028f> … Continue reading

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How long will you live? Depends on the county

How long will you live? Depends on the county A new county-level analysis has found that life expectancy in most counties in the U.S., including an increasing number in Washington state, is falling behind the world’s longest-living nations. The analysis, … Continue reading

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Ten Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career

http://blogs.sciencemag.org/sciencecareers/2011/05/ten-important-r.html

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