Administration

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

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

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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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National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week

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National Nurses Week occurs every year from May 6-12 in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, known to be the founder of modern nursing. The holiday is meant celebrate the often unsung heroes of health care while thanking nurses and honoring their accomplishments. We in the Department of Medicine would like to take this(...)

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Required Training: Patient Privacy for Workforce Members

Required Training: Patient Privacy for Workforce Members

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All workforce members of all Johns Hopkins HIPAA Covered Entities, as defined in the JH HIPAA policies, are required to complete HIPAA privacy training. This e-learning course provides an overview of HIPAA privacy and how best to protect the privacy of Protected Health Information, as well as where to report breaches and obtain more guidance(...)

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Golden Named Chief Diversity Officer

Golden Named Chief Diversity Officer

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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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SOM Faculty Open Photo Shoot

SOM Faculty Open Photo Shoot

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All full-time School of Medicine faculty members who have not taken a formal photo in the last five years are invited to sit for a professional portrait. Photos will be used for Johns Hopkins related marketing and communications materials, and you will be provided with an electronic version that you may use for Johns Hopkins(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Doctors’ Day

Director’s Reflections: Doctors’ Day

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National Doctors’ Day was created to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. I would like to take this opportunity to do exactly that for the physicians in the Department of Medicine. Last year alone, you made over 408,000 inpatient and outpatient encounters. Despite such a heavy workload, your contributions have helped(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Happy New Year

Director’s Reflections: Happy New Year

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I would like to welcome everyone to the new calendar year. I hope 2019 proves to be a prosperous, happy, successful and healthy year for all. While this is a beginning in many ways, it is a halfway point for our residents. Senior residents have almost reached the finish line and likely know whether their(...)

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