This time, Lisa Wehr, Aline Sandouk, Keenan Laraway, and John Pienta have a wide ranging discussion on evaluations and med school’s fascination with data (and how poorly written evaluations lead to poor data); weather social media’s emotional content is a true reflection of reality; and Dave’s desire to have the opportunity to decide for himself that having a lot of money will not make him happy. And as Keenan’s time in medical school draws to a close, and he has nothing to lose, he decides to get something off his chest–do students who are disagreeable really deserve to be tarred with the “unprofessional” brush?
|Our own Lisa Wehr, in a grain bin.|
We talk about her recent class on the public health aspects of farming. How a 3-year-old in a Batman suit and 43 seniors in an IHOP helped create a tool (launching soon) that promises to help seniors understand and talk to their doctors about the costs of care. We discuss social media health information, and how it’s the worst. An ER doc asks herself whether docs need to get hit by cars to understand what their patients are trying to tell them. A geneticist sequences his unborn child’s genome “because it’s cool.” How the British Cycling team’s efforts to win the Tour de France suggests that the ‘aggregation of marginal gains’ might be better and easier than big, sexy fixes, even in healthcare and studying medicine. And Cleveland Clinic is forced to graduate a student who just…well, he didn’t meet their professionalism goals for their students.
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- ‘Nothing Is Broken’: For An Injured Doctor, Quality-Focused Care Misses The Mark
- For One Baby, Life Begins with Genome Revealed
- This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here’s What Happened
- Judge Orders Case Western to Grant Diploma to Medical Student