Category Archives: Commentary

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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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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Encouraging Innovation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

By Dennis S. Charney, MD The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai embraces collaboration, creativity, disruptive thinking, and entrepreneurship—the same principles that have guided Silicon Valley companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook—and changed our lives. Scientific revolutions, like … Continue reading

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How Is a GME Director Like a Border Collie?

By Diane Farineau Right before Christmas, I got a border collie puppy. Winter is a terrible time to get a puppy, but she needed a rescue, so here we are. Having been strictly a labrador kind of gal, my introduction … Continue reading

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The System Under Stress: Testing the Physician-Patient Relationship

By Sagar Patel, MD; Arush Singh, MD; and Sachin H. Jain, MD Authors’ Note: This piece focuses on the VA Health Care System.  Thousands of medical students and residents rotate to the VA and as such it is one of … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition, July 2014

Okay, so the vaunted summer polar vortex didn’t exactly bring the expected plummeting temperatures this week, but at least the oppressive humidity is lessened. Along with that refreshing change, some fresh thoughts from our Health Wonkers: Over at InsureBlog, Henry … Continue reading

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Trustees Can Improve Diversity Stewardship in Higher Education

By Marc A. Nivet and Anne C. Berlin Originally posted June 5, 2014 Often the discourse on the role of boards in diversity leadership begins and ends with board composition. This is still an important cause, as it brings broad … Continue reading

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