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The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (JNCN)
Time for Brain Medicine
Delve into the fascinating world of an integrated approach to brain medicine that amalgamates neurology and psychiatry, ushering a new era in patient care. Our understanding of the brain is constantly expanding. This unprecedented knowledge blurs the boundaries between neurology and psychiatry. However, an issue arises: current clinical training maintains a dichotomy stemming from 19th-century practices. This divergence is creating a shift. Neurologists, traditionally untrained in psychiatric management, find themselves treating more psychiatric patients. Likewise, new neuroscience-based precision treatments and diagnostic biomarkers demand skills beyond the psychiatric training purview. This status quo poses a significant challenge to training future doctors. We need to focus on establishing competence in whole-brain aspects and fostering subspecialized expertise. Additionally, implementing feasible and practical programs is paramount. In response, this article proposes a novel 4-year residency program. The first two years concentrate on common and urgent neurology and psychiatry aspects, followed by two years of elective subspecialty tracks. This concept mirrors internal medicine residencies and fellowships, without necessitating changes to existing departmental structures. The article further introduces ‘brain medicine’ as a fitting term for this unified practice. The name emphasizes a holistic focus on all brain aspects. Conventionally, the division between neurology and psychiatry relates […]
Neurology May 23rd 2023
Feinberg Again Ranks Among Top Medical Schools in the Nation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has once again been recognized as one of the top medical schools in the nation, ranking 13th among research-oriented institutions, according to the latest US News & World Report rankings. This marks the 16th consecutive year that Feinberg has placed in the top 20. The rankings underwent changes in methodology, incorporating factors such as federal research awards, surveys completed by deans and senior faculty at peer institutions, and entering class data. Feinberg’s commitment to patient-centered care, breakthrough discoveries, innovation, and exceptional medical education remains unwavering. Feinberg’s specialty programs also received recognition, with seven programs ranking among the best in the nation, including obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pediatrics, anesthesiology, radiology, psychiatry, and internal medicine. The physician assistant program saw a notable improvement in its ranking, moving from 26th to 8th. Additionally, Feinberg’s school of public health ranked 28th. With its rich history, cutting-edge scientific initiatives, and outstanding faculty, Feinberg continues to be a leading institution within Northwestern Medicine, dedicated to advancing healthcare and improving patient outcomes.
Anesthesiology May 17th 2023
Healthgrades for Professionals
Getting into Medical School is Getting Harder – Despite Doctor Shortages
Inaccurate forecasts resulted in the opening of very few new medical schools between the late 1970s and early 2000s. Now, although med school class sizes have increased by about 30% over the last two decades, that increase isn’t enough to address the number of positions needed to accommodate the number of applicants or the number of physicians needed in the US.
All Specialties May 9th 2023
Medical School Rankings—Bad for the Health of the Profession and the Public
The viewpoint authors argue that excellence in medical education cannot be reduced to a simple set of scores for ranking. The formula used by USNWR is deeply flawed. The key question is, “what makes a good physician?” There are a multitude of skills and character traits that comprise the answer, and USNWR doesn’t have metrics for those essentials.
All Specialties April 11th 2023
Healthgrades for Professionals
7 Fast Facts About the 2023 Residency Match
The Main Residency Match 2023 results have been released, and they have reached an all-time high. Furthermore, not only were there more matches, but there were more programs participating than ever before. Learn more about the Residency Match Day 2023 results.
All Specialties April 3rd 2023
Modern Neurology Training is Failing Outpatients
The prevalence of neurologic illness in the United States is increasing. In 2019, there were approximately 12,000 neurologists practicing in the United States, which was insufficient to meet the needs of the aging population. Furthermore, many neurologists are subspecialized, and their care may be limited to specific disease states. General neurologists, as defined by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as “neurologists who are comfortable evaluating and treating patients across the broad spectrum of neurological diseases and do not limit their practice to a specific subspecialty,” are becoming increasingly scarce.
Neurology March 14th 2023