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Academic Medicine and the Peter Principle

By BEN WHITE, MD Over four years of medical school, a one-year internship, a four-year radiology residency, a one-year neuroradiology fellowship, and now some time as an attending, one of my consistent takeaways has been how well (and thus how badly) the traditional academic hierarchy conforms to The Peter Principle. The Peter Principle, formulated by… Read More »

7 ways precision medicine will make its mark

Precision medicine is slowly entering the mainstream of health and medical discourse, but is still a term in need of a concise definition to move beyond its origins in genomics to the present, where precision medicine also must encompass population health management, according to a new study from Chilmark Research. Precision medicine promises new therapies… Read More »

How Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities Are Changing Medicine : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Bonnielin Swenor, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, has myopic macular degeneration. It hasn’t stopped her from having a prolific career as a researcher and epidemiologist. But until recently, she rarely discussed her disability with her peers, worried they would judge or dismiss her. Christopher Myers hide caption toggle caption Christopher Myers Bonnielin… Read More »

FDA Overlooked Red Flags In Drugmaker’s Testing of New Depression Medicine – Kaiser Health News

Ketamine is a darling of combat medics and clubgoers, an anesthetic that can quiet your pain without suppressing breathing and a hallucinogenic that can get you high with little risk of a fatal overdose. For some patients, it also has dwelled in the shadows of conventional medicine as a depression treatment — prescribed by their… Read More »