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Dr. William O’Neill answers questions after his Collegetown lecture.

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Dr. William O’Neill answers questions after his Collegetown lecture.

Dr. O’Neill Talks From the Heart at Collegetown Lecture

Due to normal wear and tear, one in three Americans over the age of 80 develop aortic stenosis, an obstruction of the aortic valve that is expected to grow in prevalence now that heart disease patients are living longer.

But as William O’Neill, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs at the Miller School and chief medical officer at UHealth-University of Miami Health System, proudly told a rapt audience at the University’s Doctors Lecture Series, the Miller School is the testing site for two different aortic valve replacements implanted via catheter, a minimally invasive procedure designed for elderly patients who otherwise might not be candidates for surgery.

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Third-year medical students, including Ryan Hudson, left, complete OSCE exercises at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

Third-year medical students, including Ryan Hudson, left, complete OSCE exercises at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

UMHC Hosts 16th Annual OSCE Exercises for Medical Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed all 191 third-year Miller School students for the sixteenth annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of medical students. About 90 faculty members from the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Anesthesiology, and Family Medicine and Community Health served as faculty evaluators for the annual assessment.

During the June 4 and 5 exercises, 11 stations were set up, each with specific objectives to measure competencies. At most stations, students encountered people portraying patients and were required to obtain an appropriate history from them, perform an appropriate physical exam or display proficiency in communication skills. This year’s assessment also featured a new telephone encounter station to evaluate important skills in communicating with patients and counseling them over the phone.

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Murray Epstein, M.D.

Murray Epstein, M.D.

Dr. Murray Epstein Receives Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award

Murray Epstein, M.D., FASH, professor of medicine emeritus, is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious American Society of Hypertension Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award, presented during the organization’s scientific meeting on May 23 in New York City. As part of the recognition, Dr. Epstein presented the Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award Lecture. The award recognizes a qualified hypertension clinician for his or dedication to the treatment and care of hypertensive patients.

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