The University of Arizona College of Medicine class of 2024, participated in the annual Tree Blessing Ceremony. This ceremony honors individuals and families who donated their bodies to the College of Medicine for anatomy instruction and dissection.
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Centralized vaccination efforts around the nation and in the state of Arizona have substantially reduced the burden of COVID-19 cases. This has allowed academic institutions to lift many restrictions and start paving the way back to normality.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, is the nation’s leading professional organization of oncologists and cancer researchers. As part of ongoing efforts to increase diversity in the field of oncology, ASCO has selected five medical schools to participate in the Oncology Summer Internship program. This program aims to train upcoming second-year medical students underrepresented in medicine.
The path to becoming a physician has seen unprecedented changes during the pandemic. For incoming medical students, the journey has been complicated by limited access to clinical encounters, uncertainty about testing and grades, as well as decreased exposure to other specialties. This uncertainty is compounded by the advent of virtual education in medical training.
Over the past week, coronavirus cases have increased dramatically, and the World Health Organization has announced that new deaths from coronavirus have risen by 5%. Healthcare workers are experiencing the brunt of this surge and are facing mounting mental health challenges as a result.
Healthcare for the transgender community has historically been subjected to discrimination, uncertainty and limited access to resources. These obstacles are particularly pressing when it comes to the unique obstetric and gynecologic needs of transgender patients.
On Feb. 11, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released recommendations and updates to the children, adolescent and adult immunization schedules. The ACIP serves under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and works to develop vaccination recommendations for civilian populations in the United States.
The attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 left our nation reeling. Across the country, institutions of higher learning — their students, staff and leadership — responded to the riots with strong statements of dissent. Likewise, the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson medical students expressed their condemnation and disbelief to what transpired at our nation’s sacred temple to American democracy.
During the last decade, there has been a strong initiative by medical schools around the nation to integrate medical humanities into their curriculum. This movement seeks to train resilient medical students with holistic approaches that will better address the complexities of healing diverse patients.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognizes Banner Health hospitals for their commitment to LGBTQ health care
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. HRC engages with communities and politicians to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Their work touches all facets of society including political advocacy, support for disenfranchised LGBTQ+ communities, as well as activism against stigma and limited access to LGBTQ-aware health care.
After six weeks of rigorous studying, first-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine have completed their first course — the Foundations Block. This rigorous six-week endeavor lays the grounds for the study of medicine. Central to this achievement is the advent of Zoom in medical education, a response to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
At its core, the medical profession is founded on human connections. Long before the advent of modern medicine, let alone a relative understanding of science and the human body, care revolved around relationships, trust and human touch.