Category Archives: Medical Education

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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“Continuity Clinical Experience” Integrates Patient Care, Knowledge for Med Students at Vanderbilt

A couple of years ago, post-graduation surveys of Vanderbilt University medical students revealed that their understanding of the health care system, especially population health management, could be more robust. Bonnie Miller, MD, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and senior … 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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People, Not Just Institutions, Can Be Hubs of Innovation

By Jennifer J. Salopek Kieran Murphy, MD, is an interventional radiologist at the University of Toronto who holds 62 patents; the devices he invented or improved are used more than 62,000 times per year. Murphy, who believes that interventional radiology … Continue reading

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Tackling Misperceptions About Med Student Debt

By Julie Fresne I read with interest the recent Wing of Zock posting, “It’s Time for Innovation in How We Pay for Medical School.” While I’m encouraged that this post addressed the important topic of medical education cost and debt, … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Innovation in How We Pay for Medical School

By Joanne Conroy, MD There is a tremendous amount of handwringing among students, workforce researchers, and medical school deans about the record amount of debt that medical students incur—more than $175,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. This … Continue reading

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A Letter to Myself, Future Resident, on Dealing with Myself, Current Medical Student

Originally posted May 5, 2014 By Lindsay Heuser Dear (future) self, I imagine that you’re busy right now. Like really busy. Like the coffee-driven, adrenaline-fueled, sleep-deprived kind of busy that you experienced to a lesser degree in medical school except … Continue reading

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“Just Like Me:” Patient-Centered Care in Johns Hopkins ICU

By Peter Pronovost, MD Originally posted June 2, 2014 Recently in one of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s intensive care units, a patient was dying from cancer and sepsis, and there was nothing that I, nurse Mandy Schwartz or anyone else … Continue reading

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