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Can Cuban Medicine Help Solve American Inequality?

Bright Magazine

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Nearly a hundred Americans are studying medicine at Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), where they are taught preventive medicine to treat the underserved.

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Medicine's Search for Meaning

The New York Times

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Medicine is in crisis; doctors face early burnout. Medical education contributes: it creates doctors who don’t show emotion. But The Healer’s Art, a medical school course delivered in an unconventional manner, reminds doctors that they and their patients are above all, human.

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A Prescription for More Black Doctors

The New York Times

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On average, black students in public schools receive fewer resources giving them a late start. A mostly black university in New Orleans has increased overall achievement by developing students’ shared responsibility for one another’s success.

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UCSF Doctors, Students Confront Their Own Unconscious Bias

KQED

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The UCSF medical curriculum now uses a new unconscious bias approach after realizing the traditional diversity training from the ’80s and ’90s didn’t work.

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Cuba's Focus on Preventive Medicine Pays Off

International Reporting Project

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Cuba’s emphasis on public health, primary care, and training thousands of medical professionals has resulted in health successes and lessons for other countries.

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In Foster Care, Treating the Trigger

WNYC

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Underlying or repressed pain can often be a trigger for children in the foster system. A team at NYU's Child Study Center trains foster care workers to recognize and treat the signs of past trauma in children.

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New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test

The New York Times

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Miscommunication is the leading cause of medical errors, so medical schools in the U.S. are testing aspiring doctors' communication and team work abilities during admissions.

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Looking a Dangerous Disease in the Mouth

The New York Times

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Tooth decay affects children from all backgrounds, but it’s concentrated among low-income and rural populations, who have the most difficulty accessing and affording dental care. One approach gaining momentum in the United States to extend access to underserved groups is based on an idea that was...

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Who Will Heal the Doctors?

The New York Times

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Bureaucracy in the health care system causes burnout among doctors. A new medical course, the Healer's Art, is being offered across the nation, which helps doctors reconnect to the humanity of their work and maintain their commitment for it.

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He Survived Ebola. Now He's Fighting to Keep It From Spreading.

The New York Times Magazine

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A doctor in Guinea trains health workers to halt the transmission of Ebola, but also must work to increase trust in and reliance on health care workers among villagers through a "community agents" network.

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