Director’s Reflections

Director’s Reflections: The Department Review

Director’s Reflections: The Department Review

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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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Director’s Reflections: Pride Month

Director’s Reflections: Pride Month

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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

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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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Director’s Reflections: The Meaning of Symbols

Director’s Reflections: The Meaning of Symbols

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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: Education is Central

Director’s Reflections: Education is Central

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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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