Category Archives: Medical Education

Bringing Design Thinking to Health Care Innovation

By Alexander Bolt Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on an innovative new project called the Design Institute for Health. “This Institute will systematically use design and creativity … Continue reading

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What Is Wing of Zock About? The Answer in a Picture

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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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New Illinois #MedSchool Will Have Innovation in Its DNA

By Jennifer J. Salopek On March 12, the board of trustees of the University of Illinois approved a new medical school for the Urbana-Champaign campus, a plan that has been under development for over a year. The proposed new school, … 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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Wachter: AMCs Must Prepare “Digital Doctors”

By Jennifer J. Salopek In his new book, due out on April 7, Bob Wachter, MD, tackles the “hope, hype, and harm” of the complicated relationship between health care and technology. In The Digital Doctor (McGraw-Hill), he offers an overview … Continue reading

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Wash U SOM Grads Issue Second Edition of Health Care Handbook

By Jennifer J. Salopek While they were medical students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore noticed that the curriculum didn’t include much information about the health care system overall—perhaps an hour-long lecture … Continue reading

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