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November 3, 2011 - 8:00pm

If you want to assess a nation’s healthcare system, take a good look at its emergency medicine departments, said the speakers at “Emergency Care GPS,” a recent seminar at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium.

October 30, 2011 - 8:00pm

Around the emergency department, it’s known as “testing creep.” Conventionally, it’s called human nature — the more you have, the more you use, the more you want.

Kabir Yadav, M.D.C.M., assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the...

October 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

Christie Teal, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and director of the GW Breast Care Center, arrived at the Center’s annual luncheon, Oct 20, with a newly cropped...

October 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

At its best, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “the common cold of psychiatric illness,” according to Robert Ursano, M.D. Like a cold, its symptoms are common and usually temporary. 

But as some colds become pneumonias, some PTSDs...

October 2, 2011 - 8:00pm

At first glance, the physician workforce in Washington, D.C. looks robust: about one licensed physician for every 60 residents. That’s far higher than the nationwide ratio of about one doctor for every 300 Americans.  

But a new survey of...

September 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

Margaret Plack, P.T., Ed.D., interim senior associate dean for the Health Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), says her passion for education is attributable in part to her father, who loved...

September 22, 2011 - 8:00pm

Saba Ghorab, a second year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), remembers the day in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

She remembers it well because it...

Dr. Libby with woman
September 13, 2011 - 12:00am

Allison Hoff had nearly exhausted her five minutes at an internet café when the e-mail arrived. “Congratulations!” it read, “Based on your exemplary record, the Committee on Admissions is pleased to offer you a School of Medicine Scholarship …...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

When Brian Blades, M.D., was appointed chair of Surgery in 1946, there was no way he could have imagined what his department would look like today. If he saw it now, he might compare the hospital’s computer-controlled robots — which frequently...

September 1, 2011 - 12:00am

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, roughly 50 million men and as many as 30 million women in the United States experience some form of hereditary hair loss. And by most accounts, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on...