Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start (NPR)

There’s a new building going up on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic. A very big building. “The skylight that we’re standing under will eventually cover the area of an entire football field,” says Russ Saghy, who oversees construction projects for the Cleveland Clinic. The skylight is part of the new Case Western Reserve University … More Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start (NPR)

What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts (JSTOR)

Late 19th-Century Russian writer Anton Chekhov might be best known for his plays like The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, but he also had a pretty consuming day job… as a physician. He noted that his work as a doctor informed and enriched his work as a writer, and vice versa. So why has it taken medical schools so long … More What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts (JSTOR)

Where CPR on a Boy is Time Wasted: US Doctors Recall Aleppo’s Horrors (NYT)

https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004559191 BEIRUT, Lebanon — In the Syrian city of Aleppo, children carrying groceries climb 15-foot mounds of rubble on their way home. Shoppers ignore vibrations from falling bombs. Buildings stand sliced in half, wires and beds and bathtubs exposed, with families still living inside. Most days, doctors have just seconds to decide which children to … More Where CPR on a Boy is Time Wasted: US Doctors Recall Aleppo’s Horrors (NYT)

Personal Statement

I never planned to arrive at this moment: the moment I applied to medical school. It was a dream my mother often held quietly for me while simultaneously encouraging me to find my own path; a dream born from a wish she once had for herself, but was unable to fulfill. Her parents could only … More Personal Statement

At MGH, schooling doctors in the power of empathy (Boston Globe)

It was a classic mismatch: an angry, demanding woman and an impatient, brusque man. Time and again, they pushed each other’s buttons. It ended with a breakup. But these weren’t lovers squabbling. He was a doctor, and she was his patient. She didn’t like his drug prescription for her high cholesterol. She loudly ticked off … More At MGH, schooling doctors in the power of empathy (Boston Globe)