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Director’s Reflections: Assessment of Physical Exam and Communication Skills (APECS)

Director’s Reflections: Assessment of Physical Exam and Communication Skills (APECS)

Recently, through studies like the iCOMPARE trial, we have learned the alarming truth that interns and residents spend only a small fraction of their time interacting with patients. What’s more, there is no formalized assessment of skill built into graduate medical education in this country. It is easy to see the problems this could cause(...)

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Golden Named Chief Diversity Officer

Golden Named Chief Diversity Officer

As you may have seen in the announcement from Kevin Sowers and Inez Stewart, our Executive Vice Chair, Dr. Sherita Golden, will become the next vice president, chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, effective July 1. Sadly, this means she will be leaving her leadership role in our department. Appointing Sherita as executive vice(...)

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DOM Has Top Ranked Training Programs

DOM Has Top Ranked Training Programs

I am pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report has ranked our Department of Internal Medicine #1 in the nation on its 2019-20 Best Medical Schools survey. This recognition, though specific, is truly a department-wide honor not earned by any singular person or group, but by all faculty, staff, nurses and trainees in the(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Feeling Thankful

Director’s Reflections: Feeling Thankful

As director of this department, I have a lot of reasons to be thankful. The members of this department account for over 4,600 of those reasons. This week’s extremely successful fellowship match that will bring us a new class of talented physicians this July is yet another. The fact that year after year we are(...)

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Spotlight on Education: David Furfaro, Amit Goyal, Susan Lin and Jacquelyn Zimmerman

Spotlight on Education: David Furfaro, Amit Goyal, Susan Lin and Jacquelyn Zimmerman

In honor of our upcoming inaugural Department of Medicine Education Retreat, I will be posting interviews with some of our educational leaders every Friday leading up to the retreat on Tuesday, October 30. This week we'll hear from our ACSs at JHH. Click here to view previous interviews with Sanjay Desai, Erica Johnson and our Bayview ACSs. For(...)

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Director’s Reflections: The Department Review

Director’s Reflections: The Department Review

You may have noticed recently that our department underwent a comprehensive review, a task completed every five years for each department in the School of Medicine. I’d like to extend my thanks to the many of you who participated—whether directly or indirectly—in this Herculean administrative effort with a special call out to Holly Sellers and(...)

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Petty to Step Down as Chair of Credentials Committee

Petty to Step Down as Chair of Credentials Committee

Brent Petty, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, will be stepping down from his role as chair of the Department of Medicine Credentials Committee on June 30 after 29 years of service. For almost three decades, Brent oversaw all initial and reappointments of Department of Medicine clinical providers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Pride Month

Director’s Reflections: Pride Month

It is my privilege this month to post about Pride Month. When people think about Johns Hopkins Medicine and LGBTQ issues, the entry point is often colored by the vocal and public Paul McHugh, former head of the Department of Psychiatry, who viewed gender dysphoria as a psychological problem, not a biological phenomenon—asserting that patients(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Joy in Medicine

Director’s Reflections: Joy in Medicine

The words “Joy in Medicine” have been cropping up all over the place recently. I myself have been meaning to write a blog on the topic ever since Lee Daugherty Biddison discussed it during Medical Grand Rounds (watch her talk beginning at 25:06) during which she shared findings and solutions sought after by the Joy(...)

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