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APDIM Conference Q&A with Education Editor Dr. Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik

Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017 (held from March 19–20 in Baltimore) brought together educators from all over the world. Faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals came to share insights and learn from one another, and to discuss thorny issues...
|March 24th, 2017|Internal Medicine|0 Comments|

Match Day 2017: The Right Residency Program for You

It’s Match Day 2017 — good luck today! We hope you read and followed our advice from August (in the blog post below) and are matched to the best program for you. It’s an emotional time, and you’re likely to remember your Match Day for the rest...
|March 17th, 2017|Internal Medicine|0 Comments|

Asking Pediatric Patients About Drug Use

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in In Practice which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. I remember the very first time I obtained an adolescent HEADSSS assessment in graduate school (HEADSSS being the acronym for Home environment, Education...
|March 9th, 2017|Learning|0 Comments|

UVM Medical School Aims to Eliminate Lectures by 2019

A recent Boston Globe article highlights an innovative, interactive group-learning approach now under development at the University of Vermont’s Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine, which could eliminate traditional classroom lectures at the school by 2019. To replace lectures for first-and second-year medical students, UVM is adopting...
|February 23rd, 2017|Learning|2 Comments|

Communication After the Residency Interview: A Call for Professionalism

“You would be a great fit here,” a program director gushes in an email to an applicant after completing a residency interview. “I would be pleased to see you in our program this July,” writes another program director. “Know that we think very highly of you,” writes...
|February 9th, 2017|Learning|0 Comments|