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Health Wonk Review, Spring Break Edition

By Jennifer J. Salopek Purple and yellow crocuses are blooming, the trees are beginning to bud out, excitement is beginning to build in Washington for the Cherry Blossom Festival, and there is no snow in the forecast. It must be … Continue reading

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New Illinois #MedSchool Will Have Innovation in Its DNA

By Jennifer J. Salopek On March 12, the board of trustees of the University of Illinois approved a new medical school for the Urbana-Champaign campus, a plan that has been under development for over a year. The proposed new school, … Continue reading

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The Role of Residency Training in Ensuring Health Equity

By Utibe Essien, MD I was the only one: I confirmed it with the organizers. Out of the 120 internal medicine residents in my program, out of more than 250 internal medicine residents at the combined Harvard-affiliated hospitals in the … Continue reading

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Seeking Mental Health Services as a Medical Student

By Chelsea McGuire Originally posted March 5, 2015 I am wearing my favorite scrubs, the teal ones a friend gave to me while I was volunteering in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake. My first-year classmates and I are in … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock “Chart Review” Blog Carnival, March 2015 Edition

By Jennifer J. Salopek As we await a thaw here in the mid-Atlantic, we’re enjoying exploring the academic medicine blogosphere. Much of interest was published in February; each post raises and attempts to answer a thought-provoking question. We have summarized … Continue reading

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Reflections on the National Dialogue for Health Care Innovation and the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Health Care

By Neel Shah, MD Last week I had the opportunity to sit at the table with some of the nation’s top thought leaders. We convened at the Newseum in Washington, DC, for the Healthcare Leadership Council’s National Dialogue for Healthcare … Continue reading

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Wachter: AMCs Must Prepare “Digital Doctors”

By Jennifer J. Salopek In his new book, due out on April 7, Bob Wachter, MD, tackles the “hope, hype, and harm” of the complicated relationship between health care and technology. In The Digital Doctor (McGraw-Hill), he offers an overview … Continue reading

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Personalized Medicine, Disney Style

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD As a pediatrician, I make it part of my personal continuing education goals to keep up with the latest in children’s entertainment. Big Hero 6, Disney’s latest animated feature film, did not disappoint. It introduced me … Continue reading

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