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Medical school dean to step down – GW Hatchet

Medical school dean to step down – GW Hatchet

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Media Credit: File Photo by Jack Fonseca | Staff PhotographerJeffrey Akman, the dean and vice president for health affairs at the medical school, will step down from his role. The leader of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will soon leave the role, the University announced Thursday. Jeffrey Akman, the dean and vice president for health affairs at the medical school, will step down from the position he has held for eight years as soon as a successor is appointed, according to a University release. The search for a replacement will begin “early this year” and once the new dean is installed, Akman will return to work as a faculty member. “With the successful completion of the school’s strategic plan, the historic restructuring of the GW and MFA re...
Tech to protect children from school shooting? Medical school dropout's Manayunk startup is on it. – Phys.Org

Tech to protect children from school shooting? Medical school dropout's Manayunk startup is on it. – Phys.Org

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Matias Klein is a medical school dropout who is still out to save lives. Orlando "Jahlil Beats" Tucker is a hip-hop producer and songwriter trying to help breathe new life into his beleaguered Delaware County hometown of Chester. Both are hoping a marriage gets them there. That union is of two techie game-changers—artificial intelligence (machines making decisions) and the Internet of Things (machines talking to each other) - at the core of Kognition, a Manayunk start-up Klein cofounded two yea...
Med school requires focus, commitment – Northside Sun

Med school requires focus, commitment – Northside Sun

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I read with much interest a front page article in my hometown weekly Indianola Enterprise-Tocsin by Bryan Davis titled, “Coming Home – Aspiring surgeon Simpson to teach science at Ruleville.” For me this story was about a young man’s career aspirations and his planned path to achieve it. The story prompted me to reflect on my path to becoming a physician and the path that aspiring physicians must take today. I grew up on Roosevelt Street in Indianola and attended the public schools there. I have fond memories of playing softball during the summer on the field across from Carver, going to the center down the street for arts and craft activities, escaping the hot weather in Seymour Library to read the mystery books, playing outside a lot of times with fam...
Will Free Medical School Tuition Bring More Diversity to Medicine? – Medical Bag

Will Free Medical School Tuition Bring More Diversity to Medicine? – Medical Bag

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January 15, 2019 Share this content: By offering free tuition, NYU hopes to bring more diversity to their medical school program. New York University (NYU) made waves this past August with an announcement that the school will offer “full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students” in the MD degree program. The goal of this approach was simple: by decreasing student debt, NYU hopes to bring more diversity to the program and encourage more students to try primary care specialties. This financial windfall for students is a step in the right direction, but will it ultimately lead to results? A recent opinion piece published in JAMA took a deeper look at t...
One year after offering free tuition, applications to NYU medical school surge – MarketWatch

One year after offering free tuition, applications to NYU medical school surge – MarketWatch

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A free M.D. is an opportunity too good to give up. That’s one lesson from New York University School of Medicine’s new policy to offer a medical school education tuition-free to all of its students. The school made the announcement to much fanfare last year during the white-coat ceremony -— the symbolic start to a doctor’s educational journey — for the class of 2022. Applications for the class of 2023, the first cycle since the new policy was announced, jumped 47% to 8,932, up from 6,069, last year, according to NYU officials. Applications to medical school overall increased 2.1% between the 2017 and 2018 application cycles, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Application data for this year’s cycle isn’t yet available. T...
The Stubborn Culture of Harassment in America’s Medical Schools – The Atlantic

The Stubborn Culture of Harassment in America’s Medical Schools – The Atlantic

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When Yale University announced in summer 2018 that the renowned cardiologist Michael Simons had received a prestigious endowed professorship, his colleagues at the university’s medical school did not rush to congratulate him. On the contrary, they were outraged.“I was appalled,” says Nancy Ruddle, an epidemiology professor. Nina Stachenfeld, another researcher at the medical school, got the news from a friend who had also just received an endowed chair, one of the highest honors a university can bestow. “We were both absolutely shocked,” she recalls.The reason for their shock was this: In 2013, Simons lost his position as the chief of Yale’s cardiology division after a university committee found that he had sexually harassed a postdoctoral research...
Nazareth agreement allows pre-med students easier access to medical school – Rochester Business Journal

Nazareth agreement allows pre-med students easier access to medical school – Rochester Business Journal

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A new partnership Nazareth College has with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine allows students to apply to both schools as they’re leaving high school and be able to attend medical or dental school without further ado after finishing at Nazareth. For students who maintain the agreed-upon grade point average in high school and as a ... Complete access to news articles on rbj.net is available to Rochester Business Journal's subscribers who are logged in. Subscribers may login at the login tab below. Others may join our audience with a subscription today. span.dmcss_key_icon font-size: 25px; .subscribe_option margin: auto; text-align:center; display: none; font-weight: bold; .subscribe_option .option_listing width:80px; float:left...