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Student Research

PRC® is proud to have many undergraduate and graduate students who provide support to the clinical staff and participate in research projects. Most recently, two students, Nathaniel Williams and Lauryn Denney had the opportunity to travel over 11,000 miles to attend the 7th annual International Society for Internet Interventions meeting in Valencia, Spain. Nathaniel and…
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Online Professionalism and Facebook – Falling Through the Generation Gap

Professionalism is important in many professions, but is perhaps most important to those who work in medicine. The relationship between patient and physician requires both good communication and a sense of trust. However this new age of social networking (via sites such as Facebook and Twitter) is changing the way in which we communicate and…
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The Effect of a Structured Empathy Course on the Students of a Medical and a Nursing School

The ability of a physician to empathize is critical to the relationship between the health professional and the patient. Previous research has shown that quality communication and an empathetic relationship improve the quality of care provided to the patient. This type of relationship also leads to higher levels of satisfaction and personal well being on…
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Organizational Professionalism: Relevant Competencies and Behaviors.

            Professionalism in the medical field has long been discussed in terms of physicians’ behavior. Therefore, research has focused on the pattern of unprofessional physician behavior and on how physicians’ behaviors influence the system in which they work. What is less extensively studied and discussed, however, is a framework for…
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International Electives at the University of Minnesota Global Pediatric Residency Program: Opportunities for Education in All Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies

Pediatricians’ competency in the realm of global health is a growing concern for the medical field. Global health training for residents has been increasing dramatically, and therefore, the desire to understand the outcomes of international experiences on residents has been questioned by researchers. Many studies have focused on the impact of international experiences on resident’s…
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Poor Professionalism Identified through Investigation of Unsolicited Healthcare Complaints   Given that an estimated 15% of physicians will be considered too impaired to fulfill their professional responsibilities at some point in their career, the identification of unprofessional behavior can be just as important as assessing an individual’s level of professionalism.  Lapses in professionalism can be…
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Restricting resident work hours: The good, the bad, and the ugly             Researchers and professionals have questioned the rigorous workload placed on residents due to the belief that it negatively impacts residents’ professional and personal well-being.  Because of this, The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) put forth new regulations on the number of…
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