Category Archives: Medical Education

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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QI Clinics in NYC Aim to Transform Residency Training

By Jennifer J. Salopek The Committee on Interns and Residents Policy and Education Initiative (CIR PEI) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) jointly have announced an ambitious new resident training pilot initiative specifically designed to address the gaps for … Continue reading

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Kindness Beyond Curriculum

By Robert Folberg, MD It was the last event of my intensive two-day interview for the position of founding dean of the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in Southeast Michigan. The questions at dinner about curriculum, … Continue reading

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Innovative App Automates Resident Evaluations for ERAS

By Sara Menso I was hired by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in April of 2011. My manager, Kevin Brown, asked me to make things run more efficiently. I asked for a year to see how everything worked … Continue reading

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Transmitting Temporal Understanding in Residency Training

By Eran Bellin, MD Time Time Time See what’s become of me — Paul Simon, “A Hazy Shade of Winter” Medical residents are survivors, spending more than a decade running a punishing mind gauntlet. SATs, MCATs, Boards Part 1 & … Continue reading

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