written by Dan Overbeek on March 30th, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
Open Source Medicine recently hosted a lecture from Dr. Brad Walters, Emergency Medicine Physician at Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Walters has an interest in the history of Emergency Medicine, and presented an excellent lunch lecture on the treatment of patients injured during the Civil War, especially those needing emergency surgeries and amputations. Special thanks to Dr. Walters for taking time out of his schedule to present to us, and to Daniel Overbeek, Eleni Papalekas and Philip Shaheen for working to set up this lecture.
Stay tuned for more History of Medicine lectures coming in the near future!
written by Sean Mutchnick on May 4th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
An interesting perspective on medical education reform is offered this week in the New England Journal of Medicine by Charles G. Prober, M.D., and Chip Heath, Ph.D. Excerpt is below, please see the NEJM website for full text.
The last substantive reform in medical student education followed the Flexner Report, which was written in 1910. In the ensuing 100 years, the volume of medical knowledge has exploded, the complexity of the health care system has grown, pedagogical methods have evolved, and unprecedented opportunities for technological support of learners have become available. Yet students are being taught roughly the same way they were taught when the Wright brothers were tinkering at Kitty Hawk.
It’s time to change the way we educate doctors. Since the hours available in a day have not increased to accommodate the expanded medical canon, we . . .
Click here for the full article at NEJM
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Charles G. Prober, M.D., and Chip Heath, Ph.D.
N Engl J Med 2012; 366:1657-1659May 3, 2012
written by Allison Zarbo on January 26th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Open Source Medicine is excited to announce that Dr. Robert A. Frank, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Wayne State University Physician Group and cardiothoracic surgeon, is our new faculty mentor. We are thrilled to have such an outgoing and enthusiastic physician guide us in furthering the efficacy and efficiency of My Health Report, along with serving as a mentor for all other goals of OSM.
Research for My Health Report is finally moving along. With no IRBs in sight (we have Dr. Frank to thank dearly for the clarification), we will be gathering retrospective data to measure health outcomes and will be distributing surveys to examine the efficacy of MHR. We continue to par down the language, paragraphs, and depth of the modules to better serve our population.
OSM is also on the track to become a non-profit organization, provided we can get through the paperwork.
written by Sean Mutchnick on August 19th, 2011 § Comments Off § permalink
Open Source Medicine debuted its latest project, Exam Source, at the first general meeting of the 2011-2012 academic year. Exam Source is a question bank created by medical students for medical students. The questions are both submitted and peer-reviewed by registered users and, at least initially, focuses on collecting “test-prep” questions for first-year medical students. » Read the rest of this entry «
written by Sean Mutchnick on December 12th, 2010 § Comments Off § permalink
Draw It Know It presents its first video for the new class block: Memorize the 20 commonly occurring amino acids in 20 minutes or less! If you can remember the single-letter abbreviations for all 20 amino acid’s, then our method will help you recall the AA’s structure. View the HD version on our YouTube Channel! » Read the rest of this entry «
written by Sean Mutchnick on November 15th, 2010 § Comments Off § permalink
In this video we share two different mnemonics to help remember the spinal levels found in the branches of the sacral plexus.
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