When surgeons enjoy ethics education
Any medical educator will quickly recognize the scene: a bored-looking trainee switching her gaze between her phone, the clock on the wall, and her laptop. She must be in an ethics … chevron_right Read more
Review of “Attending” by Ronald Epstein
Dr. Ronald Epstein’s recently published book Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity is among the best books about how to teach the humanistic aspects of doctoring. Epstein weaves together an insightful … chevron_right Read more
How can we measure humanism?
There is a cautionary adage that medical school takes a quarter of your soul, and the first year of residency takes another half. It is vital that we reform a … chevron_right Read more
At the intersection of race and medicine
by Ali Rae, MS4 A friend of mine once told me about a time he was acutely aware of his race during one of his third-year clerkships in medical school. … chevron_right Read more
Which interventions reduce physician burnout?
Fifteen years ago, Dr. Colin West was introduced to Dr. Tait Shanafelt, who is now the Director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being. With the … chevron_right Read more
The importance of keeping up with ethics
by Ali Rae, MS4 She was born with HIV. Seventeen years later, she sat with her small feet dangling from the hospital bed, swinging like twin pendulums out of sync. … chevron_right Read more
Review of “In the Hands of Doctors” by Paul E. Stepansky
Where does the artistry of medicine really lie, and how can we cultivate it in today’s doctors? These seem to be the central questions of Paul E. Stepansky’s book, In the Hands … chevron_right Read more