Category Archives: Technology

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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Doctors Are Patient Educators in the Information Age

Originally posted on January 24, 2014 By David Agus, MD Historically, we’ve often thought of the doctor-patient encounter as something of a silo. Patients come in with symptoms, and the doctor addresses them, perhaps ordering tests or referring the patients … 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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Wikipedia Is King!

By Joel Topf, MD Wing of Zock recently published a post entitled, “No More Wikipedia! Teaching Medical Students to Access Evidence-Based Information.” It has all of the same tropes on Wikipedia that are paraded around every time an academic looks … Continue reading

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NYU Launches Institute for Innovations in Medical Education

By Jennifer J. Salopek NYU School of Medicine, in collaboration with NYU Langone Medical Center, has launched the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education. A virtual construct at this time, the Institute leverages an interdisciplinary team approach to address the … Continue reading

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No More Wikipedia! Teaching Medical Students to Access Evidence-Based Information

By Senthil Rajasekaran, MD Many of our medical students go to such non-peer reviewed online sources to look up unfamiliar clinical terms or topics as Google or Wikipedia. It’s understandable; those sites provide instant information. But non–peer-reviewed online sources like … Continue reading

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New Tools to Teach Digital Professionalism in the Age of the “Public Physician”

By Cynthia Floyd Manley Did you hear the one about the screaming baby on Facebook? A pediatric gastroenterologist receives a friend request from a woman in his community on his personal Facebook page. Thinking he might have met her somewhere, … Continue reading

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Technology-Supported Medical Education via Computer-Augmented Visualization Environments

By James E. Lewis, Ph.D. Some years ago, I closed a lecture on medical education with a slide that posed this question to the faculty: What Medicine Are You Teaching? The Medicine You Were Taught The Medicine You Practice The … Continue reading

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Students Team with Khan Academy to Make #MCAT2015 Prep Videos

By Sarah Sonies To help students prepare for a medical career in a changing health system, an updated version of the MCAT will launch in 2015. The new test will require students to have an understanding of the social and … Continue reading

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