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    We would like to personally invite you to the next webinar in our Monthly Webinar Series! Join us on Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern for Dr. David Netscher's "A Primer on Examination of the Hand" FREE accredited webinar. This ...

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    Hey everyone, There is still plenty of time to register virtually for the 2021 Annual Scientific Assembly! Dr. Gerald E. Harmon, the 176th President of the American Medical Association (AMA), will address members of the Southern Medical Association ...

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  • Objectives: Reports of medical student mentorship prevalence range between 26% and 77%. This broad range likely reflects the tendencies of studies to focus on specific populations of medical students. There is little consensus about the characteristics of mentoring relationships among medical students. The primary goal of this study was to... The post CME Article: Prevalence of, Qualities, and Barriers Associated with Mentoring Relationships from Medical Students’ Perspective: A Multi-Institutional Cross-Sectional Study appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: To determine the factors that influence the choice of myomectomy, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), or hysterectomy in women with symptomatic uterine fibroids and to assess women’s perception of body image and sexual functioning before and after treatment. Methods: In this prospective observational cohort pilot study, women scheduled to undergo... The post Body Image and Sexual Function Improve after Both Myomectomy and Hysterectomy for Symptomatic Fibroids appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Numerous studies have demonstrated the high risk for burnout and mental illness in medical students. Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, our medical school transitioned to an all-virtual learning environment from March to June 2020, which raised concerns among student leaders and administrators, as reduced interpersonal attachments... The post A Virtual Wellness and Learning Communities Program for Medical Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • In hospitalized adult patients with cerebral palsy, obesity did not lead to significantly higher resource utilization. The post Association of Obesity on Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Cerebral Palsy appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • COVID-19 Legacy.

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infection caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 virus that led to a pandemic. Acute manifestations of COVID-19 include fever, cough, dyspnea, respiratory failure, pneumonitis, anosmia, thromboembolic events, cardiogenic shock, renal injury, ischemic strokes, encephalitis, and cutaneous eruptions, especially of hands or feet. Prolonged... The post COVID-19 Legacy appeared first on Southern Medical Association .