Category Archives: Future of AMCs

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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Medical Education: Toy Airplane or Stone Flywheel?

By James T. McDeavitt, MD Originally posted December 14, 2014 Jack Nicklaus, during his first full year as a professional golfer, defeated the heavily favored Arnold Palmer to win the 1962 US Open, launching one of the greatest careers in … 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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Innovating Around the Concept of “Library”

By Jennifer J. Salopek Although it occupies a physical structure made of brick, featuring study carrels and a circulation desk, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia houses much more than books and journals. As it … 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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A New Beginning for Academic Medicine

By Joanne Conroy, MD Last week, the AAMC, in partnership with Manatt Health Solutions, released a seminal new report: “Advancing the Academic Health System of the Future.” In it, we reported on the activities of the Advisory Panel on Health … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here is a roundup of our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013: 1. Proposed U.S. Allopathic and Medical Schools, by James E. Lewis, Ph.D. 2. Matching the Unmatched: The Role of the Medical Student Career Advisor, … Continue reading

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Diversity’s Next Frontier: Careers in Academic Medicine

By Sophia Shapiro How can we hope to diversify medical schools without diversifying their leadership? How can we hope to diversify their leadership without recruiting diverse medical students to academic medicine? We can’t. Although students are introduced to various careers … Continue reading

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