Empowering Trainees to be Leaders and Change Agents

On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Lala Forrest and Joe Geraghty join host Toni Gallo to discuss the journal's Trainee Letters to the Editor feature. They highlight selected letters submitted in response to last year's call for submissions about the role of trainees as agents of change and discuss how institutions can empower …

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Call for Cover Art: Now Open to June 30, 2022

*Submission site: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=VFJQENUK* Editor's note: We are using a new submission platform for Cover Art this year; please do NOT submit your Cover Art through Editorial Manager. We are excited to announce our second annual call for the Cover Art feature! We were thrilled by the response to our first open call last year and …

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Call for Letters to the Editor From Trainees: A Transformative Moment

*Submission site: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=KXZMPCIX*   Academic Medicine is seeking original submissions for our Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees in other health professions on the topic of a transformative moment in your professional journey. The editors will be looking for letters that go beyond describing an event to reflect meaningfully on how the …

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Transcript for Teaching Climate Change and Its Effects on Human Health

Below is the transcript of the following Academic Medicine Podcast episode: Teaching Climate Change and Its Effects on Human Health April 19, 2021 Read more about this episode and listen here. Toni Gallo: Hi everyone, I'm Toni Gallo, a staff editor with The Journal, and host of the Academic Medicine Podcast. In honor of Earth …

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Teaching Climate Change and Its Effects on Human Health

In honor of Earth Day, on the Academic Medicine Podcast, host Toni Gallo and guests Drs. Kari Nadeau and Ari Bernstein (@DrAriBernstein) discuss climate change and its effects on human health. Drs. Nadeau and Bernstein describe their efforts and the work of others to teach the science and health effects of climate change to medical …

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Resident Well-Being During COVID-19 and Beyond

On the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and assistant editor Dr. Will Bynum (@WillBynumMD) and guests Drs. Mike Kemp, Samantha Rivard (@rivardsj), and Joceline Vu (@jocelinevu) discuss the clinical learning environment and resident well-being during COVID-19. They describe efforts by the University of Michigan Department of Surgery to support trainee wellness during COVID and …

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The Management Script in Action: Putting a Practical Tool to Work

In our recent Academic Medicine Perspective, we proposed the term "management script" as a concept for teaching management reasoning. Analogous to the illness script, an essential component of diagnostic reasoning, management scripts are high-level, precompiled, conceptual knowledge structures of the courses of action that a clinician might undertake to address a patient's health care problem(s). …

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Well-Being and the Learning Environment: Systems-Level Changes to Reduce Burnout and Depression in Learners

On the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and assistant editor for trainee engagement Dr. Jesse Burk Rafel (@jbrafel) and guest Dr. Lotte Dyrbye (@dyrbye) discuss burnout in medical students and residents, including new recommendations from the National Academies about systems-level changes to foster well-being in learners.  This episode is now available through iTunes and the Apple …

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Call for Letters to the Editor From Trainees: Courage, Connection, and COVID-19

Academic Medicine is seeking original submissions for our Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, and fellows on the topic of courage, connection, and COVID-19. The global pandemic of COVID-19 reached the United States in January 2020, and people throughout the world have been affected by this virus in some way.  Education of health professionals …

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How to Empower Medical Residents to Speak Up and Share Their Suggestions for Change

Medical residents are experts on work “how it’s done,” as they work at the frontline of health care delivery day in day out. This means that they are valuable sources of information to improve the quality of health care. However, my colleagues’ and my research, presented in a recent Academic Medicine article, suggests that residents …

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