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New U.S. News rankings for Medical School released

March 20, 2018

The U-M Medical School, School of Nursing and other graduate-level training programs continue to be recognized nationally in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings. In new lists of America’s Best Graduate Schools released Tuesday, the Medical School ranked 15th among research-based medical schools and 7th for training primary care physicians. This year, U.S. News unveiled new medical school specialty rankings, and U-M performed well in both new and existing categories, landing in the top 13 in all seven: Anesthesiology: 6th Internal Medicine: 7th Obstetrics & Gynecology (formerly called Women’s Health): 4th Pediatrics: 13th Psychiatry: 13th Radiology: 9th Surgery: 6th The School of Nursing…

Match Madness: U-M medical students learn their fates

March 19, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNEVcQMOFSY&feature=youtu.be With the tearing of an envelope, 162 U-M medical students found out their fate last Friday, along with tens of thousands of their peers nationwide. The dramatic moment came during…

Health care gaming app featured by Michigan Video Abstracts

March 16, 2018

With more than 30 different scenarios and mini-games, a full cast of odd characters to talk…

Michigan Medicine earns statewide patient safety award

March 14, 2018

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has earned the 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Award for Excellence. The honor was awarded by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) and went to only eight hospitals statewide.The organizations were recognized for consistently achieving high marks in patient safety and quality of care. For instance, the hospitals must have received straight “A’s” from the Leapfrog Group in hospital safety for four consecutive grading terms.   Click here for more information on EAM and the 2018 patient safety awards.

U.S. Surgeon General to speak on opioids at U-M

March 13, 2018

As opioid addiction and overdoses continue to take a toll on America, a national leader with both personal and…

Kellogg patient safety program undergoes expansion

March 13, 2018

Under the leadership of Jennifer S. Weizer, M.D., director of the Kellogg Quality Improvement…

New U-M poll looks at overuse of health care

March 1, 2018

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRAobC7rJHo&feature=youtu.be Health care providers and older patients may disagree more often than either of them suspects about whether a particular medical test or medicine is truly necessary, according to findings…

Medicare Advantage V-BID model expands nationally

February 27, 2018

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The funding bill incorporates the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017, which includes the expansion of the CMMI Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) Model to all 50 states. The model allows Medicare Advantage plans the flexibility to reduce cost-sharing or offer supplemental benefits to enrollees with specified chronic conditions, focusing on the services that are of highest clinical value to them.The nationwide expansion of the CMS MA V-BID demonstration by Jan. 1, 2020 demonstrates growing bipartisan support for the expanded role of V-BID principles in public and private payers including the TRICARE program, and most recently,…

Innovative African American alumnus featured by Michigan Video Abstracts

February 27, 2018

“Be true to yourself. Do what it is you want to do.” — Roy Hudson, Ph.D., M.S. As the first African American man to earn a pharmacology degree from U-M, Danforth Foundation…