Deans of medicine across Canada are poised to release a strategy for improving supports for medical school graduates who don’t match to residency placements.The number of unmatched medical graduates has been increasing over the past seven years. Last year, 68 students were unable to secure placements after the second round of the match, while 31 dropped out after going unmatched in the first round and 46 remained unmatched from the previous year.
More health professionals are providing the abortion drug Mifegymiso (mifepristone and misoprostol) since Health Canada eased prescribing restrictions in November. But gaps in coverage, and a requirement that women undergo an ultrasound to access the drug, remain barriers.On Nov. 7, Health Canada opened the door for a wider range of health professionals to prescribe and dispense Mifegymiso; previously, only doctors were allowed to do so.
The future of brain surgery may look like the beauty parlors of the past, with patients in domed helmets chatting with their surgical team as they undergo knifeless operations.This vision is becoming reality at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, where neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Nir Lipsman is pioneering the use of ultrasound to heat and destroy misfiring neurons, avoiding the risks of open surgery.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".