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The latest science behind the decisions we make as clinical and classroom teachers.
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What have our McGillians done for you (and the rest of the world) lately? From making progress towards a Zika vaccine… to raising the alarm about the next epidemic… to keeping the media honest during a time of crisis.
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Medicine students and alumni, what do you wish you had known in Med-1?
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When the Medicine Class of 2017 arrived for Orientation three years ago, they learned that they were to be pioneers: the first cohort to experience the new MDCM curriculum, Patient at heart, Science in hand, the result of one of the most significant curricular reviews in the Faculty’s history. Throughout, the Class has proposed ways to make the new program—which has received an outpouring of support from our MDCM alumni—even stronger.
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Seventeen years. That is how long it takes on average for health research findings to be adopted into widespread clinical practice, common wisdom has it.
For Dr. Susan Rvachew, a speech pathologist specializing in developmental disorders and a professor at McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, social media allows her a wider—and faster—reach than traditional modes of publication.
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You’re ill. You visit a doctor who examines you, diagnoses you with a once deadly cancer, immediately offers some non-invasive treatment, and sends you home with a good prognosis, relatively free of pain and side effects. It’s a scene straight out of Star Trek, but it might not be too far from reality.
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“It’s rare to have fields of science defined by scale,” says Dr. David Juncker, Professor in Biomedical Engineering, but what differentiates micro- and nanotechnology is all a matter of size.
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“Most people who have thought about microsurgery think of it as operating with a microscope,” says microsurgeon Rudy Buntic, MDCM’90. “There’s more to it.”
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H. Arnold Steinberg, businessman, philanthropist, tireless volunteer and Chancellor Emeritus, died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 11, at the age of 82. With his passing, McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Montreal community lost one of their greatest servants, and a man who was happiest when he was giving back.
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Alumni of a certain era will recognize #1 on this list. Known for its bow-tied waiters, 23-hour-a-day service, and celebrity patrons (including Ed Sullivan and Liberace), this beloved deli occupied an Art Deco brown brick building not far from campus, on the corner of Metcalfe and de Maisonneuve Blvd. Designed by Charles David Goodman, who also worked on the Jewish General Hospital, the building was demolished in 2008, in spite of protests from groups heralding it as a cultural and architectural landmark.
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