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Students Set Sights on Medical Careers Through MedStar Health Internships

15 High School Students in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Participate in Rx for Success Program COLUMBIA, Md. – Katora Upchurch, a rising senior at Eastern Senior High School in the District of Columbia, is getting a jump start on her goal of becoming a doctor by working this summer as an intern at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Katora is one of 15 students participating in MedStar Health’s Rx for Success summer internship program this year at MedStar sites in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. More than 120 students have completed the eight-week program since it launched…

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MedStar receives patent for novel system to analyze eye movements that leverages machine learning

WASHINGTON, DC—Researchers with MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare have received a U.S. utility patent for a novel system they developed for analyzing eye-tracking data that leverages human insight with machine learning and results in a streamlined, more robust analysis process. Eye tracking is proven technology that consumer marketers and researchers have used for years (think how cereal boxes are displayed on grocery shelves), but it has not been widely used in health care because data analysis can be difficult. MedStar researchers have been leaders in applying the science of eye tracking to study how clinicians can…

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MedStar Health, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announce Cutting-Edge, Innovative Health and Wellness Partnership Across All MSE Teams

As part of expanded partnership, MedStar Health becomes exclusive naming rights partner at all MSE training facilities Washington, D.C. – Today, MedStar Health and Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) announced an expanded, innovative and fully-integrated medical partnership that will make MedStar the naming rights partner for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, Capital City Go-Go, Washington Mystics, Washington Wizards, and Washington Wizards District Gaming (DG) training facilities. Specifically, the Capitals training facility will immediately become MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The new practice facility, opening this fall at the St. Elizabeths campus in southeast Washington, D.C., for the Wizards, Mystics and…

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MedStar Health Hosts Patient Safety Boot Camp for Medical Trainees

Program Has Educated over 1,000 Resident Physicians, Medical Students and Nursing Students on Ways to Reduce Preventable Medical Harm COLUMBIA, Md. – While it is widely known that cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death in the United States, what is less well-known is that deaths due to preventable medical errors are in third place. To help reduce harm from medical error, MedStar Health will host 53 resident physicians. medical students and nursing students for a five-day patient safety boot camp July 25-29. The program, The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience,…

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