Remaking American Medicine … Healthcare for the 21st Century

October 15, 2006

PBS is currently airing a series called Remaking American Medicine … Healthcare for the 21st Century. This series “examines critical health care issues facing Americans today including patient safety, medical and medication errors, hospital-acquired infections, family-centered care and effective management of chronic disease. Rather than assign blame for the failings in health care, REMAKING AMERICAN MEDICINE offers solutions by showcasing the stories of individuals and institutions who are working to ensure better health care for everyone.”

The show airs on PBS every Sunday at 2am, 4pm or Tuesday at 4am. Thanks Jack for letting us know about this!


Medicine’s Front Line

August 29, 2006

The Ottawa Citizen published an interesting project recently.“The Residents: Medicine’s Front Line” is an extensive look at local doctors-in-training, complete with loads of multimedia, puzzles, a quiz, and a doctor’s blog. It also featured separate Q&A discussions with a reporter, photographer and editor.

The Real Grey’s Anatomy

August 10, 2006

The Knowledge Network is currently airing a series called Med School. This series follows the lives of 10 medical students at every stage of their medical training in the University of Maryland. It’s a interesting series that shows just how tough and traumatic medical school is. Real lectures and real labs are featured giving you a great sense of the materials that are taught and have to be learned. (Plus just how close and how much time you have to spend next to a cadaver)

The show airs on the Knowledge Network every Wednesday at 9pm.

Put that new PDA to use in medical school

April 16, 2006


I’m sure it’s no surprise to most of you, but a growing number of medical schools are requiring more and more of their students to use PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant to the not so technologically inclined). Roughly 28% of medical schools require students to own and use a PDA, and many already use them voluntarily (they’re just that useful!).

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