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    Education
    Nov 09, 2015

    Playing the Long Game: How the University of New Mexico is working to improve public health

    diversity, aamc, students

    The state slogan of New Mexico is "The Land of Enchantment" but it's also the land of great health disparities. Find out what happened when leaders worked together to change health sciences curriculum to improve the health of the community by the year 2020. Ellen Cosgrove, vice dean of Academic Affairs & Education at the University of Nevada explains. ... Read More

    Health Care Transformation, Clinical
    Nov 09, 2015

    Diversity and Inclusion: It's Everyone's Responsibility

    diversity, aamc, students

    Ana Maria Lopez is the associate vice president for Health Equity and Inclusion at University of Utah Health Care. But she says if people look to her alone for answers when it comes to diversity, they'll miss out. Here's what she says all institutions should know about establishing an inclusive environment. ... Read More

    Education
    Nov 08, 2015

    How can we help teachers teach?

    students, education, aamc

    Michael Barone is a pediatrician with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an associate dean of faculty development and he says support for teachers was lacking at his institution. So what did his school do about it? They created an ambitious program to help teachers teach. ... Read More

    Education
    Nov 08, 2015

    Student Voices: What is it about the third year of medical school that creates so much stress?

    aamc, students, education, innovation

    They're expected to spend their lives taking care of patients but who's making sure they're ok? Brianna Lide is a third year medical student at Texas A&M who says med students are optimistic the first two years of school, but around the time year three hits, a few things happen that have a profound impact on shaping future attitudes. What is it about that third year and what can be done about it? Find out more. ... Read More

    Education
    Nov 08, 2015

    Student Voices: Recruitment vs. Retention–How is your institution doing?

    students, education, innovation

    Is it enough to simply recruit a diverse student body? Aisha Omorodion is a third year medical student at Albany Medical College who says too many schools are just trying to reach quotas, and not giving thought to the more complex issues of academic support and student loan debt. Learn more about her thoughts on how schools can crack the code to making a real difference when it comes to maintaining diversity.... Read More

    Could Research-Authoring Undergrads be a Solution to the Physician-Scientist Shortage?
    Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Education
    Nov 03, 2015

    Could Research-Authoring Undergrads be a Solution to the Physician-Scientist Shortage?

    students, education, diversity, innovation

    “Undergraduates rarely are exposed to clinical research, and that’s threatening our pipeline for clinical investigators,” says pediatrician Carrie Byington, M.D., co-principal investigator of the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science and associate vice president for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the University of Utah. “We thought the Academic Associates program would be a way for them to learn career skills and be exposed to research at an early stage. Many students are now telling us that this program opened their eyes to a world they didn’t know existed.” ... Read More

    Fueling the
    Research
    Oct 28, 2014

    Fueling the "Maker Movement"

    students, education, innovation

    Academia is hierarchical, a space where faculty are judged by the size of their NIH grants and research portfolios. But entrepreneurs can have just as great an impact on patient care and the bottom line¿and who better to tinker and dream than students?... Read More

    Education
    Jan 21, 2014

    Beyond the Textbook: How Digital Media Enhances Learning

    aamc, students, innovation, scholarship

    Boston University anesthesiologist Rafael Ortega, M.D., believes that creating digital content means much more than just posting a pdf of a textbook online. True multimedia content is designed to be interactive and digital from the inception. Ortega and five colleagues did just that when they created the first fully interactive, mobile edition of the authoritative text in their field - Barash's Clinical Anesthesia. Listen in as Ortega describes how moving images, sound, richness in color make a multimedia media experience more powerful, learner-centered, and most important of all . . . enjoyable.... Read More

    Education
    Dec 12, 2013

    Can a Librarian Make You a Better Student?

    aamc, students, scholarship, aamc

    Attention students: librarians want you to know that libraries still exist and have value. In fact, a student and librarian partnership could results in better outcomes. Jean Shipman, director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah University of Utah checks in with Jane Blumenthal, associate university librarian, and director Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. You'll learn things you never knew about the role of the library in the modern era. ... Read More

    Clinical
    Nov 08, 2013

    Keeping up in the social media arms race

    aamc, social media, students

    Listen in as Cynthia Manley of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dennis Jolley of University of Utah Health Care have a conversation about the increasingly important role of social media and the opportunities for engagement created for academic medicine by the new media landscape.... Read More

    Education, Clinical
    Nov 04, 2013

    Better Doctors Through an Appreciation of the Arts

    aamc, students, innovation, scholarship

    Chris Frymoyer, a second year medical student at Jefferson Medical College, talks about how an appreciation of the arts can expand thinking and develop better observation skills in physicians. Chris is also on the Jefferson curriculum committee and addresses the challenges of implementing arts into the medical school curriculum. ... Read More

    Clinical, Education
    Nov 04, 2013

    Using social media to teach, learn and engage in medicine

    aamc, cme, social media, innovation, patients, students

    Alex Djuricich, M.D., is associate dean for Continuing Medical Education & Med-Peds residency program director at Indiana University. In this conversation, he chats with Dennis Jolley from University of Utah Health Sciences about social media in medicine as a tool for engaging with colleagues, students and patients. Follow them both on Twitter at @MedPedsDoctor and @dsjutah and download the Twitter 101 guide for physicians at goo.gl/9WRee7.... Read More

    Education
    Nov 04, 2013

    Defining diversity beyond race: A discussion of diversity in medical education

    students, research, aamc, diversity, students,

    Dean Y. Li, M.D., chief scientific officer and vice dean of research at University of Utah Health Sciences interviews Sidra Qureshi, a fourth-year medical student at Texas A&M Medical Center. Sidra believes that medicine can - and should - take a leading role in promoting diversity and expanding the definition of diversity in healthcare. Broadening our definition, Sidra says, will increase trust in the healthcare system, improve patient care, and potentially reduce waste and errors. ... Read More

    Nov 04, 2013

    Improving diversity in medicine

    aamc, diversity, students, research

    New mentoring network connects peers across the country to brainstorm plans for better inclusion in the biomedical workforce. The Clinical and Translational Science National Research Mentoring Network is working to ensure the biomedical workforce becomes more diverse. ... Read More