The Rural Medicine Conundrum: Steps in the Right Direction, and the Difficult Road Ahead

Goldis Chami. UBCMJ 2012 3(2):29-30. Full text (PDF, 751KB)

The Multiple Paths to a Career in Emergency Medicine

Andrei Karpov, Maurice Agha. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):28-29. Full text (PDF, 747KB)

Online Videos: A New Tool for Medical Education

Joseph Andrews. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):26-27. Full text (PDF, 756KB) ABSTRACT Currently, most Canadian medical schools educate students on core biomedical knowledge through lecture-based courses. However, recent studies indicate that passive lecture-based university courses fail to educate students in an efficient manner. In response, Dr. Sebastian Thrun and Sal Khan separately developed successful online educational models that engage […]

Nurse Practitioners – An Underutilized Resource

Danny Guo, Kevin Zuo. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):24-26. Full text (PDF, 805KB) ABSTRACT The nurse practitioner (NP) is a relatively new care provider in the Canadian healthcare system. NPs are registered nurses (RNs) with extensive clinical experience and higher education to conduct advanced health assessments, make diagnoses, order and interpret lab tests, prescribe drugs, perform advanced interventions, monitor outcomes, […]