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Archive for March, 2014

Pitt Medical Students ‘Meet Their Match’ at Annual Event

Match Day is an annual event at which fourth-year students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine gather with faculty, friends and families to learn their residency assignments for the next year.

On March 24, 148 fourth-year-Pitt medical students received their residency assignments through the National Resident Matching Program, a private, not-for-profit corporation. Notification of assignment is generated by a national computer system operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The process matches graduating medical students with residency programs across the country. During the past few years, more than 80 percent of Pitt medical students have received one of their top three choices.
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PrepAbility: Class Empowers Students to Be Their Own Chefs

Looking to spice up your culinary skills or simply get better acclimated in your kitchen?  If so then the UPMC BodyChangers program may be the right place to start.

UPMC BodyChangersis a social support group that focuses on healthy and attainable weight management. The program was created by the medical co-directors, Jeffrey Gusenoff, M.D., and Vicki March, M.D., of UPMC’s Life After Weight Loss Program and UPMC’s Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, respectively,  and is designed to  educate members about the importance of both nutrition and lifestyle changes during their weight loss journey.
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Lights, Camera, Action! UPMC Shadyside Goes Hollywood

In true Hollywood style, nurses and associates at UPMC Shadyside recently gathered for the Sixth Annual Shared Leadership Council Conference to showcase work completed in the past year. The day’s theme was “Red Carpet to Magnet Redesignation,” drawing attention to the fact that UPMC Shadyside will submit its application on April 1 for redesignation as a Magnet Recognition Program®. (more…)

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Integrating Mental Healthcare for Kids With Primary Care

The study found that children treated for mental health disorders at their pediatricians’ offices were nearly seven times more likely to complete a program of care, with better results, than those referred to outside specialists.

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UPMC’s Arnold Recognized as ‘Visionary’ in Palliative Care

Robert Arnold, M.D., medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, was named one of the top 30 visionaries in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) at the group’s annual meeting last week in San Diego.

Among other appointments, Dr. Arnold currently serves as the medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, whose mission is to ensure high quality, coordinated care for patients with serious illnesses, increase palliative care capacity and expertise across the UPMC continuum of care, and provide access to consistent education, training and technical assistance for health care professionals who care for people with serious illness.

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