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Training physicians to be social change agents

Our domestic and global health delivery systems face significant challenges to providing all of our patients with quality health care. Medical education plays an important role in improving health equity. The Cambridge Health Alliance Internal Residency program has developed a required social medicine and research based health advocacy course to address a gap in medical training. The program believes that physician advocacy is a central tenet of medical professionalism.

 

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Guest — Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH

Keep up the great work!

I applaud Dr Basu and colleagues who are engaged in the work of training the next cadre of physician-advocates. We need more like ... Read More
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What was discussed during #HMIchat March 2017

What was discussed during this
month's #HMIchat on #humanism in #meded? We were joined by Gold Foundation
scholar Meg Chisolm for a great chat.

Our 14th twitter chat began Wednesday March 1st and continued to Thursday March 2nd. This #hmichat focused on the teaching and practicing humanistic medicine. We were fortunate to have our colleague, Dr. Margaret Chisolm, facilitate this tweet chat. We discussed questions such as:

  • How do you characterize/define humanistic medicine?
  • What needs- if any- exist around current teaching & practice?
  • Technology is a double-edged sword—how have you used or observed others use digital tech (e.g., the EHR, social media) to help teach and practice humanistic medicine?
  • What opportunities exist- moving forward- to further harness digital tech for teaching/practice of humanistic medicine?

Please leave your feedback below! We hope to improve the value of these reflections.

Join our Harvard Macy community for the next tweet chat starting April 1st at 9 pm EST. We will discuss HMI Projects (current and previous cohorts)

Hosted by: Keith Wilson (Educators '16) and Mandi Sehgal (Educators '17)

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Collaborating with students to build interprofessional learning opportunities

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a hot topic right now, but building collaborations can be challenging. Let’s face it, it’s especially challenging in an academic model where each professional school has its own priorities, funding structures, and schedules. Faculty who have a passion for building IPE are aware of these challenges but will also quickly tell you how rewarding addressing these challenges can be! Simply put, designing IPE will be one of the most exhausting, rewarding, and all-consuming innovations you can do as an educator. In this blog, I will share one strategy of involving students in the development of an IPE population health course. 

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Interactive Video Blog Series: The Evolution of Outcomes-based Competencies in Medical Education with Dr. Eric Holmboe

Interactive
Video Blog Series:  The Evolution of
Outcomes-based Competencies in Medical Education with Dr. Eric Holmboe

Over the past two decades, a slow but steady shift in medical education has been in progress. Across the training continuum, the focus of medical curricula and assessment has expanded beyond the acquisition of medical knowledge and now incorporates the development of essential physician competencies for the comprehensive and effective delivery of high quality health care to meet society's evolving needs and expectations.In this video, Dr. Eric Holmboe reviews the rationale for outcomes-based medical curricula and the benefits of competency-based assessment.He and Dr. Connie Bowe discuss the progress that has been made to date and future changes that are still needed.To learn more about these issues, visit www.harvardmacy.org for information about current program offerings for the health care professions educators and leaders.

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What was discussed during #HMIchat February 2017

What was discussed during this month's #HMIchat on #reflection in #meded? Were there any surprises? How was the tweet chat "flow"?



#HMIchat February 2017 brought together the Harvard Macy & KeyLIME communities to discuss social media scholarship in medical education. Our facilitators were Drs. Kristina Dzara, Kathleen Huth, and Jonathan Sherbino. For this second #HMIchat reflection, we invited Dr. Anna Cianciolo (editor of Teaching and Learning in Medicine) to add her perspective. Please leave your feedback below! We hope to improve the value of these reflections.

Please join our Harvard Macy community for the next tweet chat on March 1st at 9 pm EST. Humanism in Medicine; hosted by Meg Chisolm.

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