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Notes from the Hotspotters: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Originally posted November 18, 2014 By Eliza Hutchinson“There was one time when I wasn’t here for seven months in a row,” “Pam” told me. I sat with Pam in her third floor hospital room – the floor on which she always … Continue reading

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Scholarship in Medical School: Skating to Where the Puck Will Be

By Rachel K. Wolfson, MD, and Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP When we were in medical school, medical students could opt to participate in traditional research at some point, generally the summer between the first two years of medical school, … Continue reading

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A Petition for Prevention

Originally published October 21, 2014 By Natalie Wilcox During my surgical subspecialty rotation, I spent one week on the Limb Salvage service. As a branch of plastic surgery, this area of work requires extensive training and academic dedication. Yet a … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Education Should Include Researchers Too

By Michael J. Friedlander, PhD The article in the most recent issue of the AAMC’s Analysis in Brief, “Interprofessional Educational Opportunities and Medical Students’ Understanding of the Collaborative Care of Patients,” by Drs. Grbic, Caulfield, and Matthew, provides an interesting and … Continue reading

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Notes from the #Hotspotters: Identifying Our Personal Resources

By Tricia Olaes Originally published November 4, 2014 The 2014 Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project gives health professional students an unprecedented hands-on opportunity to practice an innovative model of care delivery called hotspotting. Hotspotters identify health care super-utilizers —  people who are admitted to … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Teams Learn PCMH Principles, Improve Diabetes Care at LSU

Medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work students were brought together in an innovative interprofessional training program at Louisiana State University School of Medicine to deliver diabetes care in a patient-centered medical home model. The research project benefited both patients and … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Young Hospitalist

Originally published October 23, 2014 By Joshua Allen-Dicker, MD, MPH I am a young hospitalist who is 16 months into my role at an urban academic medical center. Unlike many of my more senior colleagues who found their way to … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: The Election Week Edition

By Jennifer J. Salopek The frost is on the pumpkin; the Republicans have maintained control of the House and gained control of the Senate; and it’s time for another edition of Health Wonk Review. Surprisingly, few submissions this week actually … Continue reading

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