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Congratulations to the Class of 2015 on a very successful Match Day!
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Starting in April, there will be new limits on taking the MCAT exam. For more information regarding the new policy, contact ‪#‎AAMC‬.
Starting in April 2015, there will be new limits on how many attempts you have to take the MCAT exam. Remember that you can only be registered for one seat at a time and that no-shows and voids count
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Great article by the Washington Post on the severe physician shortage that the United States is facing. This is a national issue and all medical schools, professional organizations, and other advocacy groups have called on Congress to help fund more residency positions.

From the article:

"The organization called on Congress to raise the federal cap on slots for medical residents at teaching hospitals by 3,000 annually, at a cost it estimated would be about $1 billion per year. The government provides its $40,000 share of the cost of training each U.S. physician — estimated at about $152,000 annually — via the Medicare program. Currently, those hospitals train 27,000 to 29,000 doctors each year."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/03/03/u-s-faces-90000-doctor-shortage-by-2025-medical-school-association-warns/
As the nation's population ages, more specialists will be needed to treat chronic diseases of the elderly, the association says.
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

How does a medical student choose a career in pediatrics? How do you become involved in medical education and what is a Learning Community?

“I loved all my rotations as a student, but it was my work with the pediatric population that brought out the best in me. Those patients made me want to be the best.” Dr. Glasgow and I discuss her path to becoming a pediatric hospitalist, why it is important to maintain emotional health balance as a pediatrician, and finally, her involvement in the Clinical Methods Curriculum (CMC) and Learning Communities here at ‪#‎UUSOM‬.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 50!
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Utah has a serious shortage of doctors. One prescription for change: expand the class size and the number of students who qualify for in-state tuition at the University of Utah School of Medicine. So far, the boost in enrollment is helping.
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

“It was a decision between my heart and my brain, I made the decision with my heart.” Daniela, a first year medical student here at #UUSOM had a difficult decision to make when it came to choosing which medical school to ultimately attend. As a non-resident without scholarship money, she would face paying out of state tuition for all four years of her medical education here in Utah. Daniela’s medical experiences abroad had fueled her passion for working with underserved populations in a #ruralsetting and it was this passion that, after choosing to attend UUSOM, led her to applying for and receiving the National Health Service Corps (#NHSC) scholarship. Daniela and I discuss how to apply for and what the NHSC scholarship covers, how she chose to go into a rural medical setting, and finally, how a young boy in India (named Sumit) left an impression that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 49!

-Dr.Chan
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Great article from the #NewYorker on how "Utah Became the Next Silicon Valley"! It doesn't specifically mention it, but our #BenchtoBedside program has also contributed to the innovative culture here in Utah. Biotechnology is a growing field, and #UUSOM is a large part of that! - Dr. Chan 

From the article: "In fact, the Wasatch Front region of Utah—the small section that contains Provo, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, and is home to eighty per cent of the state’s population—looks a lot like Silicon Valley in certain ways. Much as Intel and other semiconductor manufacturers helped create Silicon Valley, the software company Novell—one of the flagships for the Utah super-sector—was founded in Provo, in the nineteen-seventies, and helped attract, and spawn, other local tech businesses. Also, the Wasatch Front, like Silicon Valley, is densely populated and connected by a freeway and a mass-transit system. And, especially since the mid-aughts, venture capitalists have invested surprising amounts in Utah companies; in the first half of last year, the state was the sixth most popular destination for venture-capital funding."

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/utah-became-next-silicon-valley
The Novell corporate headquarters, in Provo, Utah. Credit Photograph by George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

“In general pediatrics/primary care, we spend about 40% of our time dealing with kids who are healthy or coming in for well child visits and well child checkups. Getting to know that child and getting to know that family while being a part of their lives over an extended period of time, it’s hard to beat that.”

For Dr. Paul Young, a medical educator and pediatrician here at ‪#‎UUSOM‬, there have been many changes during the span of his career as a pediatrician. We discuss what changes he’s seen over the past 30 years, how he approaches talking to a concerned parent about vaccines and autism, and finally, what he sees in the future for pediatrics.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 52!
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

For Matt, a current first year medical student here at ‪#‎UUSOM‬, taking more than a year off before entering medical school was a decision based on his desire to work and gain knowledge within the medical industry. As an analyst for a healthcare consulting firm, he was granted access to the changing scene of health care policy and the transition into value based care and quality metrics. It was during this time that he began preparing to apply to medical school by writing his personal statement, compiling dates of volunteer work, and taking the additional steps necessary to build a strong application. I talk to Matt about how to start early in preparing for your medical school application, what he feels is the best thing about his first year of medical school, and finally, the different types of interest groups students can get involved in.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 51!
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#UofUMedStudentLife

The Family Medicine Interest Group here at #UUSOM recently held their Annual Residency Fair.  Medical students were able to meet with different Family Medicine Residency programs throughout the United States as well as enjoy lunch from #CaféRio.  They learned about the different rotations, expectations, and overall philosophies of the programs.  #FamilyMedicineRocks
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What is one of the ways ‪#‎UUSOM‬ makes sure that we are delivering the best care as possible? Through surveys!

Really great article today from NY Times:

"Although half the nation’s hospitals use Press Ganey surveys, it is not clear what many do with the data. But at some places, like the ‪#‎UniversityofUtah‬, the survey and other efforts prompted significant change. One Utah doctor said he was stunned when his patients rated him in the first percentile nationally, about as low as a score can go. “I was thinking: That’s just crazy. Something wasn’t entered right,” said the doctor, James Ashworth. Then he decided to take the criticisms to heart.

The next quarter, he was rated in the upper 90s. The big difference was slowing down and listening to patients, answering their questions.

Utah began its program a few years ago by showing its 1,200 doctors, nurses and other workers their scores. Next, said Dr. Vivian S. Lee, the hospital system’s chief executive, they showed them how colleagues did. Then they posted individuals’ scores and patient comments online.

There was an immediate and noticeable change. When the university began, it was in about the 30th percentile nationally on the Press Ganey survey. Now, half its providers are in the 90th percentile and 26 percent are in the 99th percentile.

“It’s unbelievable,” Dr. Lee, the chief executive, said. “We were not like that before, I can tell you.”

“People wanted to improve,” she added."
Inattentive medical care is now seen as a real harm. To remedy the situation, many hospitals and doctors are surveying those in their care.
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On Monday, President Obama unveiled his FY 2016 budget request that indicates his funding priorities for the coming fiscal year. AAMC’s Government Relations team has created a “Fast Facts” guide that details the budget proposal’s impact on medical school financial aid.
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