Available now to read online is the January issue of the journal. Read the entire January issue online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app. Highlights include:
Academic Medicine in a Transformational Time
In this New Conversations commentary, Daschle discusses five major transformative forces affecting academic medicine in the current U.S. health care environment and offers suggestions for leveraging them.
Socrates Was Not a Pimp: Changing the Paradigm of Questioning in Medical Education
Kost and Chen propose redefining the term “pimping” to explicitly separate it from the larger practice of questioning in medical education. They also offer recommendations to improve questioning practices.
Understanding the Medical Marriage: Physicians and Their Partners Share Strategies for Success
Perlman and colleagues found that relationships where one or both individuals are physicians succeed through mutual support, respect for each other’s roles, shared values, and acknowledgement of the benefits that come with being a physician.
A Quantitative Linguistic Analysis of National Institutes of Health R01 Application Critiques From Investigators at One Institution
Kaatz and colleagues examine potential peer review bias by analyzing critiques of funded and unfunded applications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Critiques showed differences by applicant sex despite similar scores or outcomes.