Foreign Medical Graduates
Physicians who hold degrees from medical schools in countries other than the ones in which they practice.
Education, Medical, Graduate
Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.
Education, Pharmacy, Graduate
Educational programs for pharmacists who have a bachelor's degree or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree entering a specific field of pharmacy. They may lead to an advanced degree.
Use for general articles concerning medical education.
Education, Nursing, Graduate
Those educational activities engaged in by holders of a bachelor's degree in nursing, which are primarily designed to prepare them for entrance into a specific field of nursing, and may lead to board certification or a more advanced degree.
Education, Dental, Graduate
Educational programs for dental graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic dental sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced dental degree.
Education, Medical, Continuing
Educational programs designed to inform physicians of recent advances in their field.
Internship and Residency
Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
Patient Education as Topic
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
Use for general articles concerning nursing education.
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of medicine.
Professional Practice Location
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Educational programs designed to ensure that students attain prespecified levels of competence in a given field or training activity. Emphasis is on achievement or specified objectives.
A medical discipline that is based on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy, developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, recognizes the concept of "wellness" and the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Special attention is placed on the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
Fellowships and Scholarships
School Admission Criteria
Requirements for the selection of students for admission to academic institutions.
The process of choosing employees for specific types of employment. The concept includes recruitment.
Medically Underserved Area
Use for general articles concerning veterinary medical education.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.
Education, Nursing, Continuing
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.
Attitude of Health Personnel
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Rural Health Services
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Education, Dental, Continuing
Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Students, Health Occupations
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.
Preparatory education meeting the requirements for admission to medical school.
The granting of a license to practice medicine.
Education, Pharmacy, Continuing
Educational programs designed to inform graduate pharmacists of recent advances in their particular field.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Education, Public Health Professional
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
Advanced programs of training to meet certain professional requirements in fields other than medicine or dentistry, e.g., pharmacology, nutrition, nursing, etc.
Women licensed to practice medicine.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of veterinary medicine.
Schools, Public Health
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Instructional materials used in teaching.
American Medical Association
Professional society representing the field of medicine.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
Those persons legally qualified by education and training to engage in the practice of pharmacy.
Physical Education and Training
Instructional programs in the care and development of the body, often in schools. The concept does not include prescribed exercises, which is EXERCISE THERAPY.
The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
A dental specialty concerned with the histology, physiology, and pathology of the tissues that support, attach, and surround the teeth, and of the treatment and prevention of disease affecting these tissues.
Systematic identification, development, organization, or utilization of educational resources and the management of these processes. It is occasionally used also in a more limited sense to describe the use of equipment-oriented techniques or audiovisual aids in educational settings. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, December 1993, p132)
Biological Science Disciplines
All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.
Interviews as Topic
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
International Educational Exchange
Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.
General Practice, Dental
Education of Hearing Disabled
The teaching or training of those individuals with hearing disability or impairment.
Individuals with a degree in veterinary medicine that provides them with training and qualifications to treat diseases and injuries of animals.
Dissertations, Academic as Topic
Dissertations embodying results of original research and especially substantiating a specific view, e.g., substantial papers written by candidates for an academic degree under the individual direction of a professor or papers written by undergraduates desirous of achieving honors or distinction.
The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a nursing school.
A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
Academic Medical Centers
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.
Individuals who leave school, secondary or college, prior to completion of specified curriculum requirements.
Those individuals engaged in research.
Emigration and Immigration
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Public Health Dentistry
Programmed Instruction as Topic
Instruction in which learners progress at their own rate using workbooks, textbooks, or electromechanical devices that provide information in discrete steps, test learning at each step, and provide immediate feedback about achievement. (ERIC, Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1996).
Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
An approach or process of practicing oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinical relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. (from J Am Dent Assoc 134: 689, 2003)
The study and practice of medicine by direct examination of the patient.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Province of Canada consisting of the island of Newfoundland and an area of Labrador. Its capital is St. John's.
Primary Health Care
Dental Care for Disabled
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.
Health Services Needs and Demand
Societies whose membership is limited to pharmacists.
Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.
Physicians, Primary Care
Providers of initial care for patients. These PHYSICIANS refer patients when appropriate for secondary or specialist care.
Health Education, Dental
Academies and Institutes
Organizations representing specialized fields which are accepted as authoritative; may be non-governmental, university or an independent research organization, e.g., National Academy of Sciences, Brookings Institution, etc.
The branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility.