Global & Health Equity Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a timely article, "Some Health Programs Overseas Let Students Do Too Much, Too Soon", about the ethics of undergraduate health science field students and their clinical experiences abroad.  The article raises concern about the ethics of treating patients before certification, especially at-risk populations, and the global health spectrum of … Continue reading Global & Health Equity Education

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Medical Librarians in Medical Education (Week of September 23, 2013)

Earlier this week, there was an editorial in JAMA focusing on the roles of librarians in health care. Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS; Robert G. Holloway Jr, MD. The Evolving Role and Value of Libraries and Librarians in Health Care. JAMA. 2013;310(12):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277050. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1741829 This sparked last night's powerful conversation between the simultaneous Twitter chat's by … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Medical Librarians in Medical Education (Week of September 23, 2013)

A Doctor’s View of Medical Education, Medical Practice, and the Underserved

From KevinMD.com: Medical education Many people believe that there is, or soon will be, a physician shortage. There are nearly 1 million physicians scattered across America representing a ratio of 319 doctors per 100,000 Americans. According to estimates, the AAMC states that there are 13,700 too few physicians for our communities. In contrast to that, the GAO implies … Continue reading A Doctor’s View of Medical Education, Medical Practice, and the Underserved

Are changes needed in third-year medical education?

In her New York Times column, Reinventing the Third-Year Medical Student, Pauline Chen talks about the re-evaluation of clinical rotations as an educational method. She cites an NEJM article, “Continuity” as an Organizing Principle for Clinical Education Reform, which calls for change: "Although there is no doubt that the hospital environment remains rich in learning … Continue reading Are changes needed in third-year medical education?

New model for medical education?

A landmark study recently published in Academic Medicine could lead the way to a new model in medical education. From Cambridge Health Alliance: The study, the most comprehensive of its kind, reported data from the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC), a highly innovative model of medical education based at Harvard-affiliated health system Cambridge Health … Continue reading New model for medical education?