Category Archives: Commentary

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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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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Bridging Innovation into Health Care Leadership

By R. Edward Howell As I read Regina Herzlinger and colleagues’ thoughtful HBR blog post, a call to “alter how we educate future health care leaders,” I am reminded of the classic Michael J. Fox movie, Back to the Future. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Bias?

By Javeed Sukhera, MD After a recent consultation,  my patient’s father, a fellow physician, asked me to re-evaluate my recommendations. While I had considered all appropriate practice guidelines and research on the topic, there was an almost obsessive inner monologue … Continue reading

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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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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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