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Teaching Choosing Wisely® in Medical Education and Training: The Story of a Pioneer

Steve Weinberger, MD, Executive Vice President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), has called for stewardship of resources to be considered a seventh competency of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) because of its importance to quality, safety and affordability. While the widespread participation in [...]

Exemplifying Conflict of Interest Disclosure in MedEd

After graduating from college, I spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer at a Philadelphia-area clinic. Living on an AmeriCorps stipend is challenging, so I looked forward to the days when drug reps came to the office bearing pizza or sandwiches. I rationalized taking the lunches and occasional pens and sticky notes. Money was tight [...]

Recommended Reading: October 19-25

Many factors can influence the professionalism of medical students and residents, from the cultures of their training institutions to their use of social media. Learn more in this week’s Recommended Reading: The authors of a JAMA commentary argue that academic medical centers must shift toward a culture of providing high-value care. ABIM Foundation trustee, Wendy [...]

The Tremendous Value of the Teaching Value Project

2011 ABIM Foundation Putting the Charter into Practice grantee, Costs of Care, recently released the Teaching Value Project, a series of educational video modules that spotlights ten reasons why clinicians commonly overuse medical tests and treatments. The videos are directed at residents and medical students, though I imagine some faculty could benefit from seeing them. [...]

Recommended Reading: May 4 – 10

This week’s Recommended Reading includes the latest on professionalism in medical school and Choosing Wisely®: Researchers interviewed medical students to assess the impact of Clinical Reflection Training (CRT) on how students handled professional dilemmas. Students reported that CRT reduced their stress, improved patient care and was a useful part of professional development. On The Health [...]

Recommended Reading: April 27 – May 3

Learn about Choosing Wisely®  in hospice and palliative medicine, along with professionalism in residency training, in this week’s Recommended Reading: The authors of “Five Years’ Time and The Next Five Things for the List of Choosing Wisely” reflect on the evolution of hospice and palliative medicine and discuss research needed to develop another five items [...]

Medical Educators Need to Take Charge and Help Deflate Medical Bills

At a time when one in three Americans report difficulty paying medical bills, up to $750 billion is being spent on care that does not help patients become healthier. Although physicians are routinely required to manage expensive resources, traditional medical training offers few opportunities to learn how to deliver the highest quality care at the [...]

Recommended Reading: March 30 – April 5

Catch up on the latest literature on professionalism in medical education in this week’s Recommended Reading: The authors of “e-Professionalism: A New Frontier in Medical Education” discuss the challenges posed by e-professionalism, which they define as “attitudes and behaviors that reflect traditional professionalism paradigms but are manifested through digital media.” The study “Narrative medicine as [...]

Recommended Reading: December 8 – 14

This week’s Recommended Reading contains a roundup of the latest articles on medical professionalism. In a new JAMA commentary the authors examine the impact of duty hour restrictions on residents’ professionalism. They assert that trainees currently exhibit “nostalgic professionalism” by placing the needs of patients and the profession above personal well-being. The authors feel that [...]

Recommended Reading: September 15 – 21

This week’s Recommended Reading focuses on the latest findings in assessing medical professionalism and assuring the provision of high-value health care. In “Assessment of professionalism: A consolidation of current thinking” the authors provide a review of the literature on professionalism assessment in medical education. They conclude that professionalism is best assessed longitudinally and “requires assessing [...]