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Interprofessional Education — A Core Competency?

There is a thick stack of visiting nurse reports piled in a physician’s inbox. He skims through the officious, dense documents, vaguely recognizes most of the patients, and signs his name attesting to their veracity. Later, a patient calls after hours. Apparently, there was a drug-drug interaction...
| April 6th, 2017| Learning| 2 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|