High-Yield Lecture Hacks for Professors

Our professors in medical school know a lot about what they teach. A lot. I still get a thrill out of the instances in which professors cite their own research in their lecture slides, effectively saying, “Hey, see this mechanism I’m teaching you right now? I was the one who figured it out.” Which, honestly,…

Health Is Health Equality – Fighting For Patients In Flint

The water crisis currently plaguing Flint, Michigan shines a bright light on the widespread and entrenched nature of our health disparities as a country, and the responsibilities physicians must take on outside the clinic to truly protect the heath of their patients and communities. Whether our future careers include direct involvement in social justice or…

Making Health: The Future of Medicine

Physicians are tinkerers. We dissect, probe, palpate, and auscultate in an attempt to understand how the body works and ultimately use that knowledge to help our patients. Throughout history, physicians developed medical devices to meet the dynamic needs of their patients. For instance, Dr. Rene Laennec wanted to hear lung sounds more clearly so he…

Medical students should mind the gap

Med students: are you learning how to do any of these things? Lead a group of physicians through a change management process Evaluate a health care system to see if it would be the right cultural fit for your career Negotiate with executives for appropriation of resources for a clinical program Leverage social media to…

Pre-Med Internship Mirage

It’s the dilemma every pre-med student faces come December: What internship am I going to get this summer? Each year, more and more applicants apply to medical school, with few additional schools opening: between 2013-14, 1464 more students applied to medical school while only 288 more seats were given out. This has forced students to…

(Tele)Health Disparities

Telehealth promises easier access to care, but for whom? Those with iPhones can benefit from health applications and those with internet capability can find a highly rated specialist in a snap, but what about those without smart phones and without a strong WiFi signal? Telehealth is playing an increasingly prominent role in health care. As…