- Out With The Old and In with the New – The Daily Pennsylvania announced that Larry Jameson is the new dean of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Arthur Rubenstein is stepping down from these positions, but he will stay on at Penn as a professor.
- Medical Students Mistreated – The American Medical Association revealed that according to the Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) around 17%-20% of medical students reported having experienced mistreatment. At the Annual Meeting, the AMA began looking for the definition of resident mistreatment and tried to find ways to identify whether it is in fact occurring as often as it appears, and how to stop it. The AMA plans on discussing this issue further in an invitational meeting that will take place in December.
- Doctors Need Insurance Too – Inside Higher Ed reports that a study done, including data from 115 American medical schools, revealed that only 22% of medical students’ health insurances cover mental health and substance abuse issues without a cost-sharing requirement (even though medical students have higher rates of depression than other students and are equally at risk for substance abuse issues). While medical schools are working to remedy the issue, national regulations are necessary to better protect medical students.
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