Medical Education

The Universal Language of Lab

The Universal Language of Lab

Posted by  | Medical Education

By Joelle Dorskind On the floor where I work in the preclinical teaching building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there are postdoctoral fellows from China, Israel and Portugal; graduate students from Canada, Germany and Taiwan; and technicians, faculty and others from all over the world. You can always find someone on the(...)

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‘Because of You, the Future of Neurology in Zambia Is Brighter’

‘Because of You, the Future of Neurology in Zambia Is Brighter’

Posted by  | Care Providers, Medical Education

By Dr. Deanna Saylor Zambia has the world’s sixth-highest prevalence of HIV. And HIV/AIDS — often associated with neurological effects — continues to be the No. 1 cause of death in this southern African nation. Many of Zambia’s other top causes of death — malaria (No. 2), stroke (No. 5), meningitis (No. 7) and syphilis(...)

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A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Latin America, Medical Education, Patient Care, Patient Safety

This post’s publish date, Sept. 17, aligns with International Patient Safety Day, a global campaign to rally stakeholders across health care systems to work together to improve patient safety. I think it bodes well that this is also the day Johns Hopkins Medicine International welcomes Hospital Sírio-Libanês (HSL) into our global collaborative health family. Located(...)

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Filling the Practitioner Pipeline in China

Filling the Practitioner Pipeline in China

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education

Since 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) has been working with Taikang Insurance Company, China’s largest non-state-owned insurance financial group. If that seems like an unusual partner for Johns Hopkins, Taikang has a dedicated arm that focuses on health care investments and businesses, including health and wellness products and services, continuing care retirement communities, hospitals(...)

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Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Care Providers, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Patient Care, Precision Medicine

In health care, we tend to value the new and the next, occasionally with a snub of the tried and the true. I’m thinking about how clinicians today build relationships with their patients. Research findings differ, but on average, patients spend 10 or 15 minutes with their doctor during each visit. Because of changes in(...)

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Burnout: a Crisis Among Physicians in Training

Burnout: a Crisis Among Physicians in Training

Posted by  | Care Providers, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Research

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) invested $15 million in eight ambitious programs to address the workplace needs of our current health system. Among the goals of this grant was to address the crisis of burnout among training physicians by investing in wellness innovations. In many ways, it is an issue as important and consequential(...)

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Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Project Development

It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, causing an estimated $100 billion in damage. Health care providers on the island are still seeing increased needs related to chronic conditions, particularly for diabetes. According to a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 41 percent of Puerto Rico residents surveyed who have(...)

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Bermuda Hospitals Board Names Johns Hopkins Top Bidder

Bermuda Hospitals Board Names Johns Hopkins Top Bidder

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Medical Education

For more than three decades, the unique community of Bermuda has held a special place in our hearts at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI). (You can read more about how we care for Bermudian patients and our on-the-ground efforts to provide information on the latest health advances.) Earlier this month we started a new agreement(...)

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Live From China, It’s Johns Hopkins Medicine

Live From China, It’s Johns Hopkins Medicine

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education, Research

Before becoming president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, I spent eight years overseeing JHI’s educational infrastructure planning and medical training efforts with affiliates, particularly in Asia. My work with JHI has taken me to China at least 15 times, including many visits to Chinese universities and teaching hospitals. Last summer, I traveled to Beijing with(...)

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‘This Opportunity Means Everything’

‘This Opportunity Means Everything’

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Research

Last week Charlie wrote about the recent reception for this year’s recipients of the Paul S. Lietman Johns Hopkins Medicine International Scholarship. JHI started offering this need-based scholarship eight years ago to international students pursuing their education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In this post, you can read what the financial assistance(...)

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