Category Archives: Medical Education

Rice Students Refine Their Design Solutions to Health Care Problems

Second in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Last month, I reported on an innovative undergraduate English course at Rice University that introduces medical students to design thinking and inspires them to apply its principles to health care problems. I … Continue reading

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NephMadness: An Experiment in #MedEd and #HCSM

By Joel Topf, MD Social media is proliferating. More and more of our real-life experiences are being enhanced by social apps. We tweet about sports and entertainment; Instagram our meals; and announce our relationships, births, and deaths on Facebook. Social … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice to Resolve Learner and Differential Mistreatment

By David Acosta, MD, FAAFP, and Paul G. Cunningham, MD, FACS Hospital behaviors that may have been tolerated in the past are clearly viewed differently now, and can no longer be accepted in the future. Any form of mistreatment negatively … Continue reading

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Interview Practice, Informatics Improve Match Odds

By Marlene Welch, MD One year ago, when I wrote my first Wing of Zock post, “Matching the Unmatched: The Role of the Medical School Career Advisor,” I never expected that it would be the second most popular of 2013. … Continue reading

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Start Early to Turn Medical Students into Latino Health Advocates

By Orlando Sola, Amelia MacIntyre, Bryce Spitze, and Ankeeta Mehta Minority populations historically have faced significant obstacles in accessing health care. Over the past six years, health care reform has dominated the attention of American politicians, yet Latino communities continue … Continue reading

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“Practical Playbook” Initiative Heralds A New Era for Population Health

By Jennifer J. Salopek A new initiative being launched today will usher in a new era for population health, whose progress historically has been stymied by multiple stakeholders who don’t communicate, using a variety of unvalidated models. This initiative, A … Continue reading

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Innovative Undergrad Course at Rice: Applying Design Thinking to Health Care Problems

First in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Three weeks ago, at a restaurant in Houston, the solution to a major health care problem may have germinated. Around a table were gathered Michael Fisch, MD, chair of the Department of … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock “Chart Review” Blog Carnival: March 2014 Edition

By Sarah Sonies Welcome to the newest edition of Chart Review. The online academic medicine community was very active in February, generating posts on mobile technology, patient connections, physician well-being, and more. Happy reading from Wing of Zock! Smartphones can … Continue reading

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TRANSforming Medical Education

By Chelsea Fullerton, M.Ed. Katie Couric’s recent interview with transgender model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox—and the controversy that quickly followed—calls attention to a rarely discussed subject in the medical community, yet one that … Continue reading

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Defining Learners by the Answers They Need, Not the Questions They Ask

By Tim Peck, MD Digital medical education is at an important moment in its development, and its potential for positive influence is unprecedented. To date, no system exists that provides expedient production and delivery of medical education content without compromising … Continue reading

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