Category Archives: Medical Education

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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Health Care Social Media Review

By Jennifer J. Salopek We at Wing of Zock are very pleased to host our first edition of Health Care Social Media Review. This roundup of blog posts treating different aspects at the intersection of health care and social media … Continue reading

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Finishing First Year: A Cartoon by Dalya Munves

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Lean On: The “Social Admissions” Advantage for Medical School

By Roheet Kakaday As a premed student in college, I was perpetually haunted by the specter of a perfect medical school application. What did it look like? Which activities did it include? How high were its scores? Searching for information … Continue reading

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Rice Design Thinking Students Unveil Solutions at Final Critique

Third in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Over the course of the spring semester, we at Wing of Zock have been following with interest the progress of a group of students at Rice University. These students, all Rice undergrads … Continue reading

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Resident Physicians Serve as Educators in Bronx Community Outreach Program

By Sarah Sonies Among New York State counties, the Bronx has some of the poorest health outcomes. National data show that the Bronx lags behind in areas such as childhood obesity, pediatric asthma, and overall pediatric health. The commonality of … Continue reading

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