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A Nationwide Recall on Possibly Diseased Body Parts

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has issued a nationwide recall of an unknown number of body parts shipped to approximately 60 academic institutions, teaching hospitals, and clinics between November 2000 and May 2002. Due to poor record keeping, officials at the Texas medical school have been unable to determine if the body parts had been tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and...
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides access to all kinds of information for and about the association, including news, events and schedules, constituents, admissions, financial aid, minority affairs, student affairs, governmental relations, medical education, residency issues, and AAMC program, publications, library resources and archives.
Department of Pathology-Case Studies

Students in the health sciences learn from case studies, patient histories, and a variety of other means. In recent years, a number of medical schools in the United States have contributed to medical education by placing slide collections, pathology reports, and other related materials online. The University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine is part of this delightful trend, and they have placed...
Tough Talk: A Toolbox for Medical Educators

Having conversations with patients can be a difficult task, and it can be particularly difficult for new medical students. Fortunately, there is the "Tough Talk" website, which was created by a team of researchers at the University of Washington's Medical School. Here visitors will find information about teaching medicine and how to make neophyte medical students more comfortable around patients....