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Should Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Take Aspirin to Prevent Stroke and Coronary Events?

What is the role of aspirin in primary prevention — preventing the first cardiovascular event in our patients? This has been an area of changing recommendations leading to considerable uncertainty among practitioners. Aspirin is an effective antiplatelet agent that acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) which leads to...
|June 22nd, 2017|Family Medicine|6 Comments|

What Is Competency-Based Medical Education?

What is Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)? Think flexible, lifelong learning, with knowledge and/or skills assessed throughout a continuum of learning. In a competency-based educational program, you don’t just acquire knowledge and then spit it back at the time of a final exam. Instead, the method of assessment...
|June 15th, 2017|Learning|3 Comments|

What I Love About My Medical Students

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. We all start with medical school I still remember the day I got the welcome letter from my medical school. I was super excited and proud. My dreams...
|June 9th, 2017|Learning|1 Comment|

ACGME Duty Hours Not the Only Big Change in Requirements

Starting July 1, 2017, the ACGME duty hour requirements will be tweaked. Interns will be allowed to work a full 24-hour shift — up from 16 hours — followed by up to 4 hours for activities related to patient safety, education, and effective transitions. This follows their...
|May 25th, 2017|Learning|2 Comments|

Resident Wellness in Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. Happy Endings Living in Orlando, one cannot escape Disney. Disney movies are a delight, because one subconsciously anticipates that the happy ending is going to make up for...
|May 11th, 2017|Residency|1 Comment|