Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
January 2018
Daily News Op-ed: Diversity Can Make New York Healthier

Those of us who work at all levels of education, health care and government have a collective responsibility to help more underrepresented students find the path to and through medical school, AMSNY CEO Jo Wiederhorn writes in the New York Daily News:   Learn more.
Medical Education & Training
Digital Ed: As the Medical College Curriculum Evolves, Students at Weill Cornell Medicine Are Embracing Innovative Ways in Which Technology Can Enrich Their Studies

Brain and Behavior, a required course for students in the fall of their second year, covers a wide range of topics-from basic neuroscience to diseases of the central nervous system and the physiology of mental illness. As in any medical school course, it comprises a staggering amount of information, and absorbing it all can be a challenge. 
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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: New Department to Bring Humanities and Bioethics Into Focus

The Columbia University Trustees have approved the newest department for the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons: the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics.  Rita Charon, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at CUMC, is the inaugural chair. The department, which launched Jan. 1, 2018, is one of two new departments approved since Systems Biology was established in 2013. The other, the Department of Emergency Medicine, was approved in late 2016, and the inaugural chair,  Angela M. Mills, MD , will join Columbia in February 2018.  Learn more.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell: New Podcast Provides Intimate Look Into the First Year of Medical School

Providing a rare and intimate look into the daunting first year of medical school, a new podcast follows students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell as they learn the fundamentals of their profession, from taking a pulse to counseling patients.  Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: Mark Veich Appointed Vice Provost for External Affairs

Mark Veich, an accomplished leader in institutional advancement, has been appointed vice provost for external affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Feb. 12.  Learn more.
University of Rochester Medical Center: Dr. Jean Joseph, Pioneer in Robotic Surgery, to Head URMC Urology Department

Albert Einstein College of Medcine/Montefiore Department of Medicine:  Dr. Thomas Ullman Named Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Allan Wolkoff, the Division of GI/Liver Diseases has experienced enormous growth since the merging of the GI and Liver divisions in 2010.  With the addition of many successful innovative clinical programs, research initiatives, and multi-departmental collaborations at Montefiore and Einstein, the GI and Liver operations have grown so large that each now requires its own leader.  Learn more.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell: Medical School Community Hosts a Cultural Celebration

More than 200 attendees from all walks of life participated in the second annual "A Taste of Diversity Night" held on November 15, 2017, at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The event was coordinated by multiple medical student organizations to celebrate, share and promote understanding of various cultures, creeds, customs and orientations.  Learn more.
Other News
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons: Medical Students Launch Music at Bedside Program

On some days in the halls of Milstein Hospital Building at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP)/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), the silvery sound of a violin playing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" floats in the air. On other days, it might be a Bach "Cello Suite" or holiday carols by a brass quintet. The music is live and the performances are thanks to the new Music at Bedside Program, a collaboration between medical students in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) and palliative care professionals at NYP. The program's goal is to soothe and entertain patients enduring painful conditions.  Learn more.
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