Looking Back: One Year of AM Rounds

It’s been a great first year for AM Rounds, and we’re excited about the year ahead, when we will continue to offer compelling supplements to and unique perspectives on our published journal content.

As we move ahead into 2014, let’s take a look back at the ten most-read posts from 2013:

  1. Medical School Admissions and the MCAT: A Modest Proposal, from Dr. David Muller, commenting on Academic Medicine’s May collection on the new MCAT.
  2. Beyond the “Bob Effect”: Why Your Rank List is Less Accurate than You Think, by Dr. David A Ross, describing in further detail how he devised a new approach to the Match.
  3. The Fallacy of Medical School Rankings, by Drs. William C. McGaghie and Ralph P. Leischner, Jr., reflecting on a better way to rank medical schools than the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking.
  4. Preparing to Take the MCAT: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Jen Page and Abby Thomsen at the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  5. What’s Missing from the Flipped Classroom Model? by Dr. Debra DaRosa, sharing her experiences with the flipped classroom model at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  6. The Power of Humanities and Storytelling in Medical Education, by Dr. Daniel George, on a non-pharmalogical approach – storytelling – to treating patients with dementia, and the value of students’ participation in it.
  7. What’s the Price of Committing to a Career in Primary Care? by Dawn Pruett, a medical student at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, reflecting on her motivations for choosing primary care (hint: it wasn’t about the money).
  8. What Are We Missing? Why Holistic Admissions Matter, by Dr. Leland Husband, on what it means to be a “non-traditional” medical school applicant.
  9. Do Medical Students Really Just Follow the Money? by Jay Youngclaus at the AAMC, on how and why students select their specialties.
  10. Intern Boot Camp: Preparing Residents for Practice, by Dr. Jeremiah Wasserlauf, sharing his experience at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s “intern boot camp” program, designed to prepare students before starting their residencies.

Thanks for reading!

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