News

Thursday, Sep 06, 2012

KEY FACTS:

  • A shortage of more than 90,000 physicians is predicted to occur within the next 10 years— including 45,000 primary care physicians and 46,000 surgeons and specialists.
  • Approximately one third of physicians could retire in the next decade.
  • Medical school enrollment will continue to increase by 7,000 graduates each year over the next
    ten years, but the number of residency slots has not kept pace with this increase as a result of
    the payment cap on Medicare’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) support.
Monday, Jul 30, 2012

The “patient” complained of cold hands, muscle cramps and forgetfulness. He was feeling kind of puffy and lethargic.

The dozen or so “doctors” fired off questions: Was he eating? Sleeping well? Did he have pain? They researched his symptoms and determined he had an underactive thyroid gland.

This is what it’s like to be a doctor — a new idea to many of the deaf high school students from around the country at Explore Your Future. About 100 students are enrolled in sessions this week and next at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012

Deaf and hard-of-hearing college students can now use their smartphones in science labs and field-based learning settings to read C-PRINT translation of their professor's instruction, thanks to technology created by researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Monday, Jun 11, 2012

The American Sign Language Interpreter Education Department (ASLIE) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is happy to announce the “Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting” program Academic Year 2012 - 2013. The overall aim of this certificate program is to provide specialized professional development to ASL/English interpreters in the area of healthcare interpreting. It promises to employ innovative teaching strategies/methodologies by nationally recognized healthcare experts combined with practical application within healthcare environments.

Friday, Jun 08, 2012

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology has graduated the first class from its Health Care Interpreting certificate program, the first program of its kind offered anywhere.

Thirteen students completed the 12-month Certificate in Health Care Interpreting taught by members of NTID’s American Sign Language & Interpreting Education Department. The program, was designed to provide specialized professional development to nationally certified ASL/English interpreters in the area of health care interpreting.