Category Archives: Professional Development

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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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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Learning Communities: Providing the Road Maps to Navigate Medical School

The Wing of Zock staff recently sat down with Meg Keeley, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, to discuss learning communities and the beneficial role they can play for medical school students. … Continue reading

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Montefiore Medical Center Study Shows Strength of Simulation Training

By Sarah Sonies Pilots-in-training don’t have immediate access to the cockpit of a Boeing 757. They are first placed in a simulator, navigating through bad weather, mechanical failures, and other adverse conditions to gain experience handling possible crises in a … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution: More teachable moments please

By Nikita Joshi, MD Originally posted Friday, Jan. 4 2013 on Academic Life in Emergency Medicine “The worst thing about busy shifts is that I never learn anything.”   My junior resident and I were contemplating the many difficulties of … Continue reading

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Chart Review: A New Carnival for Academic Medicine Blogs

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Chart Review, our new monthly feature where the editors at Wing of Zock highlight our favorite blog posts from the previous month. We focus on blogs about academic medicine, whether from the perspective of … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Medical and Computer Science Students Team Up for First-Ever Med AppJam

By Tom Vasich Medical and computer science students rarely mingle in the same conference room, much less the same part of campus, but as the intersection between technology and healthcare continues to widen, Med AppJam at University of California, Irvine … Continue reading

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A Place Where Patients Are Thankful for Interprofessional Team Training

By Joanne Conroy, MD Interprofessional learning involves professionals and students learning from and withstudents from other professions. It means learning to be a good team player, and understanding shared goals for patient care. Teamwork behaviors involve creating a patient-centered environment … Continue reading

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Steering Your Own Course: From Bench to Policy

By Ashley Huderson As a young African-American woman in science, I have a deep respect for the saying “To whom much is given, much is required.” While my PhD journey in biomedical research was initially driven by my love of … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance for Student Mistreatment at Pritzker

By James N. Woodruff, MD Mistreatment continues to be a problem in the education of medical students. Despite efforts across the country, data from last year’s AAMC Medical Student Graduation Questionnaire found that 17 percent of students across all schools … Continue reading

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