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|A newsletter for research & medical education||February 2009|
Baystate's Longitudinal Curriculum for Third-Year TUSM Students Melds Innovation and Tradition
Traditionally, the third year of medical school consists of a series of clinical rotations based on medical specialties. In recent years, this structure has been challenged by educators proposing that students learn best when patient contact occurs over a long period of time, in a context of close mentoring and reflection. Consequently, some curricula have abandoned tradition entirely, in favor of a new model in which students are assigned a panel of patients to follow for one year. Enthusiasts report that students develop a better appreciation of cultural and environmental factors that influence health, enjoy fulfilling relationships with patients and develop strong communication skills and a compassionate approach to patient care.
Mayu Sekiguchi MD, Second Year Internal Medicine Resident, Awarded College of Palliative Care Assembly Scholarship
The scholarship will fund Dr. Sekiguchi's attendance at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual assembly in Austin, TX in March 2009.
Discounts on Epocrates Premium Software for Baystate Medical Center Faculty, Residents & Fellows
Epocrates, Inc. develops clinical information and decision support tools for healthcare professionals. Faculty receive a 20% discount and residents/fellows receive a 25% discount.
Principal Investigators May Benefit From Attending IRB Meetings When Their Proposals Are Under Review
Being Present Allows Questions & Concerns to Be Addressed As They Arise
IRB staff can provide the date of the IRB meeting and approximate time when a Principal Investigator's study is expected to be presented.