Women have been practicing medicine since its inception. Metrodora, an ancient Greek physician, wrote one of the oldest medical textbooks, and she pioneered surgical treatments for breast and uterine cancers. It is dismaying to realize that, centuries later, women still face discrimination in the medical profession. For example, in a recent study examining the effect […]
An emerging trend is taking place in medical education: visits to art museums. Read how a medical student at Johns Hopkins experienced the benefits of a collaborative museum-based experiential learning session with his colleagues, led by professor of psychiatry Meg Chisolm and associate professor Susan Lehmann.
“See one, do one, teach one,” is the traditional adage by which physicians learn their trade. This apprenticeship model in medicine is often credited to William Stewart Halsted, the first surgeon-in-chief of Johns Hopkins and the founder of its surgical residency program. Although much has changed in the halls of The Johns Hopkins Hospital since […]
The weekend of November 4 was bustling in Boston. As the nippy winds of early winter settled into the northeastern city, energetic physicians and medical trainees hustled back and forth down Newbury Street for the annual conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges. This year, over 4,500 people attended the annual Learn, Serve, Lead […]
In 2013, the Serial podcast shook the airwaves as it chronicled a crime in Baltimore. Since then, many have been inspired to use podcasts as an easily accessible learning tool, which has created an excellent means for people to better understand otherwise intimidating subjects. There are many podcasts in science and medicine for those who […]
Medical knowledge grows like a metastatic cancer, rapidly expanding every day, uninhibited as new literature is published, novel discoveries are made and evidence is refined. As this magnificent body of knowledge grows, so too does the magnitude of foundational material that medical students are required to master. Nowhere is this more evident than with First […]
“The one real goal of education is to leave a person asking questions.” – Max Beerbohm, essayist of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras Medical school is challenging. At first glance, the sheer volume of information can seem overwhelming, as if the only way to process it all is to simply memorize as much as […]
This past year, fourth-year medical student Ryan Shields undertook a big project. He sought to build on previous students’ efforts to improve medical education surrounding sexual and gender minorities (SGM), the broader category into which fit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) topics. After only a year and half, Ryan and his collaborators have already […]