Latest Medical schools News

Springfield kids get new shoes from medical school students

Dec. 04, 2021 17:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of schoolchildren got new athletic shoes this week from students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Through the national “Shoes that Fit” program, SIU medical students have provided more than 1,000...

Northeast Louisiana colleges take aim at nursing shortage

Dec. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two northeast Louisiana colleges are working together to try to combat the statewide nursing shortage that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. KNOE-TV reports that Louisiana Delta Community College and the...

US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

Nov. 30, 2021 19:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus. The Food and Drug...

Lawsuit accuses doctors of taking data to rival hospital

Nov. 26, 2021 14:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A group of cancer doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina took confidential information to a competitor in an effort to establish a new treatment facility, according to a lawsuit filed this week. MUSC filed the lawsuit in state court...

Settlement appears over in med students' vaccine lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2021 20:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The settlement may be off in a lawsuit filed by three medical students who sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds. The students' attorneys filed papers in federal court in...

Historically Black college gives students Thanksgiving $10K

Nov. 23, 2021 14:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A historically Black medical college in Tennessee is giving students an early Thanksgiving gift — $10,000 in cash. Meharry Medical College President James E.K. Hildreth announced the gift Monday, telling students they would receive it...

Maryland lets nursing students leave early amid pandemic

Nov. 21, 2021 17:09 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nursing students at the University of Maryland are getting an early jump on their post-graduate careers. The university's nursing school is allowing its students who are scheduled to graduate on Dec. 23 to leave a few weeks early and begin working in...

Stanford coach Haase building a culture for his team

Nov. 16, 2021 15:40 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With puppy Kaci on the leash eagerly pulling him along, Stanford men's basketball coach Jerod Haase begins one of his regular cross-campus power walks that take slightly different routes depending on the day and how much time he can carve out of his busy schedule. ...

Vidant Health, ECU medical school close to changing name

Nov. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina health care provider and a university's medical school came closer on Friday to a name change following a vote by the school's trustees. The board of trustees at East Carolina University unanimously approved a joint operating...

Grant to help expand Vermont nursing education options

Nov. 11, 2021 10:24 AM EST

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — A federal grant is going to be used to help Vermont educate more nurses. Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College announced Wednesday the $240,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce would be used to expand Vermont Technical...