Available now to read online is the December issue of the journal. Read the entire December issue online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app. Highlights include:
Medical Education for “Dreamers”: Barriers and Opportunities for Undocumented Immigrants
Kuczewski and colleagues argue that medical schools should amend their admissions policies to welcome applications from qualified undocumented immigrants, often called “Dreamers.”
Discussing the Undiscussable With the Powerful: Why and How Faculty Must Learn to Counteract Organizational Silence
Dankoski and colleagues discuss strategies for helping leaders become more skilled at inviting multiple perspectives and faculty more adept at broaching difficult conversations with those in power to combat organizational silence.
Changing the Culture of a Medical School by Orienting Students and Faculty Toward Community Medicine
Duffy and colleagues describe the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine’s School of Community Medicine Summer Institute and its role in aligning education, service, and research missions toward improving the health status of the entire region.
Community College Pathways: Improving the U.S. Physician Workforce Pipeline
Talamantes and colleagues examine the association between participation in a community college pathway, medical school admission, and intentions to practice in underserved communities or work with minority populations.