Today’s physician education system produces trained doctors with strong scientific underpinnings in biological and physical sciences as well as supervised practical experience in delivering care. Significant financial public support underlies the graduate-level training of the nation’s physicians. Two federal programs–Medicare and Medicaid–distribute billions each year to support teaching hospitals and other training sites that provide […]
SALT AND BLOOD PRESSURE A number of years ago, I covered my food with a heavy dose of salt before taking a single bite. After a while, my blood pressure began to rise, and I considered how foolish I was to add salt to my food at the table. I stopped adding salt abruptly, and […]
Byline: Nasir Shah, Hina Akhtar, Minhaj Anwar Abro, Asma Khan, Mairaj Anwar Abro and Fahad Anwar – Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT
KARACHI — Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center has played a pivotal role in postgraduate medial education and research in Pakistan. There was a time when it has on its faculty eminent medical personalities like Prof. Zaki Hassan, Prof. ZK Kazi, Prof. Hamid Ali Khan, Prof.Amanullah Khan, Prof. Shaukat Ali Syed just to mention a few but […]
The field of the medical humanities is developing rapidly, however, there has also been parallel concern from sceptics that the value of medical humanities educational interventions should be open to scrutiny and evidence. Just what is the impact of medical humanities provision upon the education of medical students? In an era of limited resources, is […]
The Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education provides a contemporary introduction to this classic area of sociology by examining the social origin and implications of the epistemological, organizational and demographic challenges facing medical education in the twenty-first century. Beginning with reflections on the historical and theoretical foundations of the sociology of medical education, the collection […]
At the time of writing there are some new lipid-lowering drugs on the market, but attempts to influence atherosclerosis by new mechanisms have unfortunately generally been unsuccessful so far. This article briefly reviews selected developments that may be of interest to the non-specialist practitioner.