Category Archives: Medical Education

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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Instituting “Affective Time Outs” at Oregon Health & Science University

By Larissa Guran This year, Oregon Health & Science University rolled out a new medical school curriculum for incoming first year students. “Your MD” is an innovative program, with a completely new schedule and focus; it is replacing the current … Continue reading

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Tulane Medical Students Learn About Health As Well As Health Care

By Jennifer J. Salopek Do doctors who eat better provide better care? Tim Harlan believes they do. Educating medical students and residents about healthy foods and their preparation is central to the mission of the Goldring Center for Culinary Education … Continue reading

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Teaching to the Test: Patient-Centered Care

By Kimberly Hoffman, PhD, and Josh Geltman Successful educational organizations explicitly state their values, develop policies and educational experiences in support of those values, and design measurement tools to evaluate whether those values are routinely and systematically incorporated into daily … Continue reading

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