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Med Student Learns About Surgery in Space

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Shea Harrison, a fourth-year College of Medicine student at UT Health Science Center, can offer an interesting perspective on her chosen field. Through a research effort spearheaded by George Pantalos, PhD, a professor of surgery and bioengineering at the University of Louisville, Harrison is learning about surgery during space missions. She is participating in the… Read More


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Student Spotlight: Shelly Gareiss Finds Dentistry the Perfect Combination of Science and Art

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Previous: Charles Walker Brings Social Justice to the Forefront of Nursing Shelly Gareiss decided to be a dentist while taking an undergraduate class in – of all things – metalsmithing. It was a fine arts class, associated with jewelry and silverware. Gareiss quickly noticed, however, that a quarter of her classmates were there because it was… Read More


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The Power of Addiction

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Addiction can be an overwhelming force, and the statistics it produces are daunting and dismaying. A 2012 report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reveals that addiction and risky use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs account for the largest preventable and most costly health problems facing the… Read More


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The Power of Addiction: The Education Front

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Continued from … The Power of Addiction In the United States, the leading cause of preventable illness and death is substance abuse, most notably tobacco and alcohol. Yet most medical professionals are not sufficiently trained to diagnose or treat addiction. The CASAColumbia report states that physicians routinely screen for a wide range of health problems… Read More


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Medical Education at the Crossroads

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A committed educational institution is always moving forward. That’s why the UTHSC College of Medicine is constantly adapting, re-evaluating itself and exploring better teaching methods. It turns the lens of research on its own educational programs to make them stronger. It builds new curriculum to leave graduates better prepared to serve the health care needs… Read More


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Medical Education at the Crossroads: A New Perspective

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Continued from … Medical Education at the Crossroads As the field of medicine constantly evolves, so must the training for those who practice it. This is a fact that the leaders of the UTHSC College of Medicine wholeheartedly embrace. “It’s our greatest challenge and our greatest opportunity,” says Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, senior associate dean… Read More


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Medical Education at the Crossroads: Bridging the Gap

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Continued from … A New Perspective As how the College of Medicine teaches is being transformed, where it teaches is also changing. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is expanding geographically, extending its reach across the state to offer new opportunities to students from middle Tennessee. UTHSC and Saint Thomas Health (STH) have expanded their… Read More


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Medical Education at the Crossroads: Team Building

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Continued from … Bridging the Gap The future of health care education is emerging in the heart of the UTHSC campus. When the new $24.1 million, 45,000-square-foot Multidisciplinary Simulation Building, going up in the footprint of the obsolete Feurt Pharmacy Research Building at 26 S. Dunlap Street, is finished in the summer of 2016, UTHSC will… Read More