Archive for October, 2011

October 31, 2011

Physicians serving the underserved

My profile for the Med School Project was on an amazing local family practitioner. Dr. Suzanne Lester is not your typical primary care provider. She’s bilingual, has tattoos and a nose piercing, and she gives her profession meaning by helping everyone, not just the people who can afford her. She’s providing medical students at the Med School Partnership with a role model unlike those you typically find in med school.

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October 26, 2011

The first step is admitting you have a problem…

I wasn’t surprised to hear yesterday that the CDC now recommends the routine vaccination of all 11-12 year-old boys for HPV. While I think it makes sense for everyone, both boys and girls, to get vaccinated for HPV, the reason that they’ve finally made this recommendation is because coverage of the target group of girls has not been as successful as hoped.

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October 4, 2011

The art of learning to be a fake patient

My classmate Chelsea Toledo and I produced this video of simulated patients at the Georgia Health Sciences University/UGA Medical Partnership. While we don’t often hear about the role of simulated patients in medical education, they play a huge part in the development of clinical skills as well as interpersonal skills for doctors-in-training.

Fake patients train as performers, help future doctors learn skills – Georgia Health News