Category Archives: Commentary

Data Is the New Oil

By James McDeavitt, MD I recently was given the opportunity to represent Baylor College of Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges as part of a year-long conversation on becoming a “Learning Health System”. At the inaugural event, I … Continue reading

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Students Teaching Students: Passion, Collaboration, Innovation

By Anushka Shenoy Larissa Guran wrote last month about our “Leadership, Education, and Structural Competency” course at OHSU, and I would like to add to her thoughts. As a reminder, we developed the course to learn facilitative leadership skills, strengthen … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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