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Celebrating 125 Years

Celebrating 125 Years

This year, we celebrate School of Medicine’s 125th anniversary of educating, training and producing future leaders in education, patient care and research. We have much to celebrate–top-ranked medical and graduate programs, faculty members who are the among the worlds’ foremost experts in their fields and a reputation as a world leader in both medicine and(...)

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Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

I was happy to see such a great turnout for our inaugural DOM Clinical Retreat. I'd like to thank the committee led Lee Biddison for taking my general musing and making it a reality. I'd also like to thank Drs. Sikon and Wigley for their captivating talks and everyone who participated in the poster and(...)

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Director’s Reflections: The Meaning of Symbols

Director’s Reflections: The Meaning of Symbols

As members of the Hopkins community, we are surrounded by symbols both tangible and intangible. As a longstanding institution and the cradle of graduate medical education, many of these symbols represent traditions laid down before our time. Deservedly, Johns Hopkins has transformed into a symbol of diversity, Mary Elizabeth Garrett of inclusion and William Osler(...)

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Director’s Reflections during Women’s History Month: The Importance of Strong Role Models

Director’s Reflections during Women’s History Month: The Importance of Strong Role Models

Much like Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, society would not exist without both men and women. When the medical school failed to open alongside the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889 due to lack of funds, university leaders were hesitant to admit women to say the least. It wasn’t until desperation led them to accept the(...)

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Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

In my last reflections post, I spoke of the importance of diversity and inclusion and how we must respect each other no matter the person’s race, position, beliefs, etc. This especially includes our learners as they are often most vulnerable to mistreatment, discrimination, harassment or abuse. I hope you will take a few moments to(...)

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Director’s Reflections during Black History Month: Diversity and Inclusion

Director’s Reflections during Black History Month: Diversity and Inclusion

Black history is intertwined in the history of Johns Hopkins with figures like Vivien Thomas, who began as an assistant to Alfred Blalock, being paid as a janitor, and went on to develop procedures used to treat cyanotic heart disease, and Levi Watkins, who became the first black chief resident in cardiac surgery of The Johns(...)

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Berry Named Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service

Berry Named Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service

I am pleased to announce that Stephen Berry will transition from the Associate Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service to become Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service for the Department of Medicine. The elevation of his position, from associate to full vice chair, is due to his expanded role in response to the growing movement to(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Education is Central

Director’s Reflections: Education is Central

As the birthplace for graduate medical education, education is in our DNA. When the School of Medicine was established in 1893 (125 years ago this year) thanks to gifts from Mary Elizabeth Garrett and Johns Hopkins himself, it set the stage for Sir William Osler’s educational ideals that brought teaching to the bedside. Today, education(...)

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