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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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Hacking Silos at Medstro

By Jennifer J. Salopek New website Medstro is bringing a social sensibility to the triple mission of academic medicine. Combining the status update and news feed features of Facebook with the conversational capabilities of an old-school online message board, Medstro … Continue reading

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Wash U SOM Grads Issue Second Edition of Health Care Handbook

By Jennifer J. Salopek While they were medical students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore noticed that the curriculum didn’t include much information about the health care system overall—perhaps an hour-long lecture … Continue reading

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Instituting “Affective Time Outs” at Oregon Health & Science University

By Larissa Guran This year, Oregon Health & Science University rolled out a new medical school curriculum for incoming first year students. “Your MD” is an innovative program, with a completely new schedule and focus; it is replacing the current … Continue reading

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Tulane Medical Students Learn About Health As Well As Health Care

By Jennifer J. Salopek Do doctors who eat better provide better care? Tim Harlan believes they do. Educating medical students and residents about healthy foods and their preparation is central to the mission of the Goldring Center for Culinary Education … Continue reading

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Starting with Cells: Rethinking Science as a Place for Women

By Ann C. Bonham, PhD and Diana Lautenberger, MA The recent Science article on stereotypes about innate genius and the impact it has for women in science fields is the latest in a series of discouraging reports. It brings to … Continue reading

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Teaching to the Test: Patient-Centered Care

By Kimberly Hoffman, PhD, and Josh Geltman Successful educational organizations explicitly state their values, develop policies and educational experiences in support of those values, and design measurement tools to evaluate whether those values are routinely and systematically incorporated into daily … Continue reading

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