The October issue of Academic Medicine is now available online!

acmedipadjournaljuly2014Available now to read online is the October issue of the journal. Read the entire issue online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app. Highlights include:

From Theory to Practice: Making Entrustable Professional Activities Come to Life in the Context of Milestones
In this commentary, Englander and Carraccio support the aim of helping the medical education community understand how to implement Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) as a framework for competency demonstration.

Social Media and Medical Professionalism: Rethinking the Debate and the Way Forward
Fenwick argues that the medical community should reconsider its assumptions regarding social media—and perhaps its ideas of professionalism—in an ever-changing, multimedia world. 

Educational System Factors That Engage Resident Physicians in an Integrated Quality Improvement Curriculum at a VA Hospital: A Realist Evaluation
Ogrinc et al found that three domains—setting, learning, and teacher—affected delivering a QI curriculum and engaging internal medicine residents in QI work.
A blog post on this article by Brian Wong is also available.

The Emerging Physician–Scientist Workforce: Demographic, Experiential, and Attitudinal Predictors of MD–PhD Program Enrollment
Jeffe et al conducted a retrospective cohort study and found that MD-PhD program directors appear to be successful in enrolling students whose attitudes and interests align with MD-PhD program goals.

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