Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors.That is one of the key findings of a review commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH).However, the department said expanding student numbers to that extent would cost £30m a year and see services cut.That response, and the lack of a health minister, casts doubt on a new medical school at Ulster University's Magee campus opening in the near future.In a statement Ulster University (UU) and Queen's University Belfast (QUB) said they "welcome the recommendations contained within this report". The statement added that vice chancellors of both institutions requested a meeting with the permanent secretary "to discuss a collaborative approach" to expanding medical school provision.The review of medical school places was led by Professor Keith Gardiner, chief executive and dean of the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency.Its aim was to determine how many medical … [Read more...] about Medical student shortfall looms in Northern Ireland
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TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser hasn’t had a lot of time to reflect. The Canadian women’s hockey star – a quadruple Olympic gold medalist and seven-time world champion – retired in January 2017 and enrolled in medical school. As if there wasn’t enough on her plate already, she then took on the role as assistant director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs in August 2018. Wickenheiser got a chance to look back at her standout playing career on Monday night. The 41-year-old was among six inductees enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, joining three-time Stanley Cup winner Guy Carbonneau, offensive blue-line dynamo Sergei Zubov and Czech great Vaclav Nedomansky in the players’ category. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford and longtime Boston College coach Jerry York went into the hall as builders. ”It was not a common thing as a little girl to want to play hockey in the small town where I came from,” … [Read more...] about Women’s legend Wickenheiser among new hockey Hall of Famers
Goodwill, it appears, is in high demand. One thing all the altruists I met while researching this article have in common is that they’re on the phone the whole time. Perhaps if mobiles had been around in Robin Hood’s day he would have had one pressed constantly to his lughole. “Marion … yes, love. I’m just having a fight on a bridge with Little John … sorry, you’re breaking up, terrible reception in here, all the oaks... What, the Sheriff’s abducted you? OK, I’m coming!” Ged King In Sale, Greater Manchester, Ged King is in his barber shop, Skullfades, its red and black walls decked with Man United posters and boxing memorabilia. At 34, big, bearded and tatted, he looks ex-army. He is ex-army. He’s on the phone, talking about a delivery of tiles, to his new place over in the Stretford Mall, about which more in a moment. King had an unstable childhood, with alcoholism and prison in the family. He was kicked out of school … [Read more...] about New altruists: the hairdresser, plumber and beautician who work for free
By Hunter Miller - May 8, 2017 01:29 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Kim Zolciak explained that her son's vision has not been damaged after being attacked by a dog earlier this month. “He’s doing awesome, thank you for asking,” the Don't Be Tardy star said. The 38-year-old mother of six then explained that her 4-year-old son, Kash, has been making a remarkable recovery. His vision is "perfect," but there still seems to be other issues that might require further medical attention. “He’s doing great. He actually has perfect vision in both eyes, which is all we care about," Zolciak said. "The rest we can fix.” While the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum did admit that her son is healing properly, she was not willing to dish on the details of the attack or the dog's owner saying she has “been advised not to [talk about it] at this point,” according to … [Read more...] about Kim Zolciak Shares New Details About Son’s Vision After Dog Attack
Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images By the usual standards, Dr. Starla Kiser is the perfect Democratic candidate for her state House district in rural southwestern Virginia. A self-described moderate, the 35-year-old Kiser grew up on a farm in Dickenson County and graduated from tiny Ervinton High School, one of a number of coalfield high schools that have closed or been consolidated over the last decade. Kiser attended East Tennessee State University and went on to Harvard Medical School. In 2017, the Chicago-based health care start-up where she worked closed its doors, and she decided to move back home. “I was able to get medical supplies donated,” she told me in late July. “So I just took the leap. I got it all in the U-Haul and I was like, you know, I’m doing it. It felt like the right time.” From her clinic in Wise, Virginia, Kiser cares for a base of low-income patients. There’s a monthly membership fee: $35 a month for … [Read more...] about How Can Democrats Win Back Rural America?