TLC -- The Learning Curve

 
 

TLC -- The Learning Curve

  • A World Health Organization Primer Srimathy Vijayan, MS IV, provides an overview of WHO, exploring its history and current and future practices and addressing the major roles and functions of WHO in the present day.
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma: A Review Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare aggressive tumor of the peritoneum, regarded as a universally fatal disease.
  • Editorial: The Learning Curve This editorial introduces The Learning Curve's new editor, Steven Gelber, as he welcomes medical students, residents, physicians, healthcare professionals, and interested readers to the eSection.
  • Rethinking Global Health Training in North America Although a multidisciplinary approach to addressing global health issues is well recognized, the opportunity in North America to gain such a comprehensive education remains fragmented.
  • Pediatric AIDS in Romania In 1989, a dramatic epidemic of nosocomial HIV infection was discovered predominantly among orphans and hospitalized children in Romania.
  • Medical Education in Iceland Many Icelandic medical students, at the earliest possible stage in their training, take positions in the countryside to learn how to become self-reliant physicians.
  • Religion, Health, and Questions of Meaning A surge in studies on religion, spirituality, and health has prompted renewed debate about the appropriate role for religion and spirituality in the clinical setting.
  • Robotic Surgery Robotic, or computer-assisted, surgery is the 21st-century technologic leap in surgery. Surgical applications of robotics are maturing everyday and expanding to span a broad range of procedures.
  • Empathy: Lost or Found in Medical Education? Injured Empathy: A physician reflecs upon the loss of empathy during medical training, and his own secret toward its recovery
  • The Healing Potential of Hospital Food Medscape General Medicine Classic-How can we use hospital food to improve a patient's well-being?
  • USMLE Clinical Skills Examination Indeed, what else does the CS exam do but call into question the ability of American medical schools to teach a physician's most fundamental skills?
  • International Electives Interest in international electives is rising, particularly among preclinical and clinical students, residents, and internists.
  • TLC This editorial announces the relaunch of The Learning Curve, an eSection for medical students.