Tag: Medical education

Nursing exam pass rates turn around in 2023

Editor's Note Nursing exam pass rates are on the rise after years of decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a January 1 report from MedPage Today.   During 2020 and 2021, the share of US candidates who passed the national licensure exam to work as an RN fell from…

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By: Brita Belli
January 5, 2024
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ANA, AMA, others react to SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action

Editor's Note Since the divisive ruling on affirmative action from the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 29, which stated that "colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis in admissions—a landmark decision that will have profound impacts on higher education institutions including medical…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 6, 2023
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ChatGPT fails American College of Gastroenterology self-assessment tests

Editor's Note In this study led by researchers at Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, New York, ChatGPT-3 and ChatGPT-4 did not pass the 2022 and 2021 American College of Gastroenterology self-assessment tests. The tests help students gauge how they would perform on the actual American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 31, 2023
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Senior-level residents can perform general surgery cases safely without attending surgeons scrubbed in

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, and Edward Hines Jr Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, finds that core general surgery cases performed by senior-level residents can be done safely without the attending surgeons scrubbed in. Of 109,707 patients analyzed, 11,181 had procedures…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 3, 2023
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