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AMA Wire - 10/17/2014

What medical schools can expect in the future

A special consortium of medical schools has spent the last year developing and implementing innovative ideas to transform the way future physicians are trained, and soon the medical education environment will experience the benefits of their efforts. In year two of its work, the consortium is testing and tweaking curriculum changes that other medical schools will be able to implement.

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AMA Wire - 10/17/2014

JAMA Highlights: This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

A recent study shows a need for more obstetric quality-of-care measures at hospitals, and another estimates that adults in the United States suffered from approximately 14 million major medical conditions attributable to smoking.

AMA Wire - 10/16/2014

Record release law for medical liability suits upheld in court

A federal appeals court has upheld a state law that requires plaintiffs to release their relevant protected health information before proceeding with allegations of medical liability.

AMA Wire - 10/16/2014

5 things to know about clinical data registries

As more federal regulations require reporting via clinical data registries, it’s important to understand what these registries are and how they work. Here are five things you need to know about clinical data registries and why they matter.

AMA Wire - 10/16/2014

Ways residents have found to conquer burnout

Emotional exhaustion, feelings of cynicism, detachment from patients—do these symptoms sound familiar? They can signal professional burnout, which studies show is more prevalent among physicians than other professionals. Experienced residents and fellows offer advice on what you can do to avoid burnout during training and become a more satisfied, resilient physician.

AMA Wire - 10/16/2014

Medical school’s From Tots to Docs event earns recognition

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s weeklong From Tots to Docs event, in which the local AMA Medical Student Section hosted educational sessions for kids, earned the school an AMA Section Involvement Grant Event of the Month award. Read more at AMA Wire.