Step 1 Medical Boards now Pass/Fail. Good or bad?

By now everyone has heard the bombshell that was dropped by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) on February 12 about transitioning the Step 1 exam from a 3-digit numerical score to a pass/fail outcome starting in 2022. For those of you who do not know, this is the exam that is typically taken [...]

Physical Activity and Healthcare, How Can We Make Physical Fitness Part of Medicine?

One month into 2020, how is your New Year's resolution holding up? If you are like most people, your New Year's resolution involved something along the lines of exercising more, cutting out bad habits, or simply making better lifestyle choices. But unfortunately, a study of over 30 million people showed that nearly 80 percent of [...]

Fighting Heisenberg; how do we improve precision without losing accuracy?

It is easy to say that we are approaching a new golden age in modern medicine. Just in the last few years, we have made great strides in many areas of biomedicine and medical technology. However, with all this new data we face the inevitable dilemma of changing our dogmas and current understanding of science. [...]

Minority PhD students in STEM fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

Taken from https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/01/09/minority-ph-d-students-in-stem-fare-better-with-clear-expectations-acceptance/ Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a study of hundreds of Ph.D. students at four top-tier California research universities. Mark Richards, provost and executive [...]