Rethinking Medical Education

Questions, observations and recommendations toward reform of the process and content.

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Are the entries on this blog copyrighted?  May I copy them? All of the posts in this blog, and documents I’ve authored that you access from links in this blog, are considered subject to copyright protection, but as part of the “Creative Commons.” That is, you are free to copy, keep and redistribute my contributions, provided that you don’t change the documents and that you retain all indications of authorship. You can...

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May I submit questions for advice on my teaching?

May I submit questions for advice on my teaching? Yes, questions about your teaching, or about teaching in general, are most welcome. Please post any questions you have in the spaces provided for comments, in whatever context (topic area) seems most appropriate. Or, if you would rather keep your question private, send it to me, by email. Although I promise to read and give serious consideration to all publicly and privately conveyed...

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Are your posts subjected to peer review before being published here? Unlike conventional journal publishing, which follows the important validation process that comes from both editorial and peer review, blogs typically relinquish some of that pre-screening in favor of speed and collaborative exploration. (I say “some” in the prior sentence as I generally subject my postings to the informal review and critique of one or more...

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Why is this blog focused mainly on "medical" education?

Why is this blog named for, and focused primarily on, “medical” education? Physicians in health care Unquestionably, many health professionals in addition to physicians are vital in preventing and managing illness. Physicians, however, have long had, and in most places continue to have, considerable influence on decisions that affect people’s health, as well as on the organization and costs of the healthcare system. In...

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A little about me

A little about me

Hilliard ("Hill") Jason, MD, EdD I've spent more than a half-century doing what I could to understand and help enhance the medical education process, mainly in the US, but occasionally in 36 other countries. I was responsible for the 2 largest multi-institutional studies of medical teaching ever done. My wife, Jane Westberg, PhD, and I have collaborated in writing 7 academic books and creating 60 educational videos on aspects of health professions education. Among other positions, I was Founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Michigan State University and Founding Director of the Division of Faculty Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). For 2 years I was Scholar in Residence at the National Library of Medicine. I've been a professor at 5 US medical schools. (Happily, all my departures were voluntary.) ;-) Since 1990 I've been Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center. • To view a fuller biography (CV), please click here. • To view an interview of me done for Education for Health, please click here. • To view an interview of me done for Advances in Health Sciences Education, please click here.
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