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,…

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…