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Nov2022

Invaluable Skill: Resource-limited areas rely on focused history & physical

"Technology is not a replacement for history-taking in reaching a patient diagnosis," says Clinical Associate Professor Viali Lameko, MBBS, MIPH, PhD Candidate, Dean for Samoa and the South Pacific at Oceania University of Medicine. “Every physician would agree that history-taking is the most important part of clinical assessment and ...

Oct2022

Rural Canada’s Physician Shortage:
OUM’s focus on rural medicine may help

The Canadian Medical Association detailed the country's physician shortage in a May statement, noting that Statistics Canada, the nation's statistical office, reported in 2019 that approximately 4.6 million Canadians did not have regular access to a primary care provider. Since that statement, a report on the Canadian Health Workforce Network ...

Sep2022

Skills for Life:
How Journal Club makes better doctors

All medical schools have Journal Club. Why? “Students must begin learning how to read and assess journal articles in order to ultimately provide better patient care,” says Ahmed Muhsin, MBChB, MPH, Director of Research at OUM and facilitator of its weekly Journal Club. “Reading journal articles should be a part ...

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