Director’s Reflections

Director’s Reflections: Rex Ahima and the JCI

Director’s Reflections: Rex Ahima and the JCI

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The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) from the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal with a longstanding commitment to providing the world with free biomedical research articles. Since its inception in 1924, its editors have been elected from top medical universities including Vanderbilt, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Yale,(...)

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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)

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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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Golden Named Chief Diversity Officer

Golden Named Chief Diversity Officer

Posted by  | Administration, Congratulations

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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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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