Tag Archives: Medical education

Teaching Medicine in 2020

Dr Ezekiel Emanuel whose job at the University of Pennsylvania is to think deep thoughts has a short piece just published online in the JAMA. In it he observes, rightly I believe, that the internet has changed the first two years of medical such that most teachers are no longer needed. The first two years…


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The Common Good

Conservatives Need To Support Labor As Much As They Support Capital Formation is a piece by Jon Schweppe. In it he argues for policies which he thinks will benefit the common good. He thinks that the government should encourage the well being of workers and that such a stance should be supported by conservatives since…


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Does a Physician Need to Attend College?

There have been a spate of articles about the value of a college education. Most conclude that its value resides solely in a piece of paper that gets its owner a higher paying job. They go on to declare that most jobs really gain nothing from a college education. All of them allow that a…


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A New Medical Curriculum

The medical school curriculum is undergoing another revision. These changes to the course of instruction occur more frequently than those of an infant’s diaper. They typically are accompanied by statements like “A curriculum change can have a large impact on a student body.” Such a statement presumably assumes the impact will be positive. It is…


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Medical Student Burnout and the Challenge to Patient Care

The above is the title of an article in the New York Times. It depicts the emotional trauma endured by its author during her four years in medical school. While her suffering is depicted at length the reason for it is not. It reads as if she were unprepared for the Spanish Inquisition which as…


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How to Succeed as a Clinician Educator

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in February, 2007 and at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center /Internal Medicine Grand Rounds in April 2007. This presentation may be used for any noncommercial purpose as long as the original source is cited. Requires PowerPoint. How to Succeed as a Clinician…


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