Monthly Archives: June 2012

ERAS 2013 Changes

Beginning in the Fall of 2012, the Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) release date and the Electronic Residency Application Service transmission opening date will be two...

ERAS 2013 Residency Tokens Now Available

Residency Tokens for the ERAS 2013 Match are now available through ECFMG's On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS). Applicants can use a 2013...

Doctor To Live Stream Implantable Contact Lens Surgery On Thursday

"a whole new area of medical education..." thats how Dr. Robert Rivera of the Hoopes Vision Institute describes his future live surgery. After Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital...

US State of Louisiana’s New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Disclose Their Crimes On...

A new state law that has been passed in Louisiana requires all convicted sex offenders to disclose their criminal status on social networks like...

Change in Minimum Passing Score Requirements for USMLE Step 2 CK

NBME & FSMB Step Committees are asked to review every three to four years a complete in-depth review of standards.  At its June 2012...

Stem Cell Treatment Improves Stroke Patients

Stroke patients being treated by stem cells in PISCES have shown promising effects, which can be a hint for a better future treatment for...

Classes Of Dressings For Diabetic Foot Infections

Nonadherent or low-adherence dressings Various types of nonadherent or saline or hypochlorite (eusol)-soaked gauze dressings are often regarded as standard treatment for diabetic ulcers and...

Asbestos: Silent But Deadly

It was the spring of 2008 when Byron Scott, who was happily helping his eldest grandson on his house, became unwell and went to...

Step 2 CK – Change In Number Of Items And Schedule For Score Reporting

Starting in early August, 2012, the number of items on the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examination will change. Although the change will occur...

Six-Time Limit To Pass Any USMLE Step

Six-time limit to pass each USMLE Step or Step Component (including incomplete attempts) without demonstration of additional educational experience acceptable to the medical licensing authority. The law will effect...

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