A Doctor’s View of Medical Education, Medical Practice, and the Underserved

From KevinMD.com: Medical education Many people believe that there is, or soon will be, a physician shortage. There are nearly 1 million physicians scattered across America representing a ratio of 319 doctors per 100,000 Americans. According to estimates, the AAMC states that there are 13,700 too few physicians for our communities. In contrast to that, the GAO implies … Continue reading A Doctor’s View of Medical Education, Medical Practice, and the Underserved

Are Doctors Nicer to Normal-Weight Patients?

From the New York Times: Are doctors nicer to patients who aren’t fat? A provocative new study suggests that they are — that thin patients are treated with more warmth and empathy than those who are overweight or obese. For the study, published in the medical journal Obesity, researchers at Johns Hopkins obtained permission to record discussions … Continue reading Are Doctors Nicer to Normal-Weight Patients?

The Dark Side of Open Access

From the New York Times: The scientists who were recruited to appear at a conference called Entomology-2013 thought they had been selected to make a presentation to the leading professional association of scientists who study insects. But they found out the hard way that they were wrong. The prestigious, academically sanctioned conference they had in … Continue reading The Dark Side of Open Access

This week is National Library Week 2013!

From the American Library Association (ALA): First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of … Continue reading This week is National Library Week 2013!

Workshop: EndNote Basics for Support Staff

What:  In this class, we’ll focus on the skills needed most for support staff managing EndNote libraries.  We’ll begin by discussing citation management programs, how they’re used, & the library resources that you’ll be using in your work.  We’ll then move on to entering references manually, finding and importing known references from online databases such as PubMed, … Continue reading Workshop: EndNote Basics for Support Staff