Medical school determines likelihood of litigation in the United States--What medical school a doctor attended influences the likelihood of being sued for malpractice, according to a study in American Medical News. Researchers from the University of Tennessee's Center for Health Services Research in Memphis examined databases of medical malpractice claims and found that most of those being sued had graduated recently from established public institutions. The graduates least likely to be sued came from universities with fewer residents and fellows.
Thai medical students to study applied Thai traditional medicine--Students at Mahidol University in Thailand are to study applied Thai traditional medicine as part of their curriculum, according to a report in the Nation. The university will also set up a traditional healthcare centre at Siriraj Hospital, where scientists will be able to research and develop traditional medicine.
US medical students' decision on their specialty is influenced by medical liability--Half of