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LCME virtual visit: U-M Medical School taking steps to improve civility in learning environment

June 18, 2020

For the past decade, the medical school and the health system have been working deliberately to understand and address how to improve the way teachers and learners interact in the learning environment, especially when caring for patients. Data from annual surveys of graduating medical students since 2010 indicated that UMMS has room to improve civility in the learning environment. The school has taken the approach to reduce issues through better reporting mechanisms, discussions in multiple settings, and involvement of leadership. Since 2010, work on improving civility in the learning environment has evolved in three phases: Understanding (2010-11), Enhancing (2012-16), and…

In case you missed it: Virtual Town Hall from Friday, June 12

June 15, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFWqAzpcCPg&feature=youtu.be Michigan Medicine leaders held a Virtual Town Hall on June 12 to summarize the work and lessons learned in the regional infectious containment unit, or RICU, which closed last week after caring for COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. If you missed the discussion, check out the video above.

Reminder: Leaders to hold a Virtual Town Hall this afternoon

June 12, 2020

Michigan Medicine leaders will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall later today, June 12 to discuss moving forward after COVID-19 and extreme demonstrations of racism, learnings from COVID-19 that will help shape future operations, and a progress update on the economic recovery plan. The discussion will take place at 2 p.m. To join, click here: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial: +1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

LCME virtual visit: Medical students branch out for final years in curriculum

June 11, 2020

As they prepare for residency and the ultimate goal of becoming a doctor, U-M medical students now have more opportunities to personalize their education and make meaningful impact in their area of interest. The Branches — the third and fourth year of the medical student curriculum — offer learners a personalized educational phase that they can tailor with the help of advisors, mentors and coaches. Branches help give students more options to learn and grow. The four Branches are: Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Patients and Populations, Procedure-Based Care, and Systems and Hospital-Based Care. Progression through the Branches includes: Discovery (choosing a clinical…

Virtual Town Hall: Lessons learned from COVID-19

June 11, 2020

Michigan Medicine leaders will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, June 12 to discuss moving forward after COVID-19 and extreme demonstrations of racism, learnings from COVID-19 that will help shape future operations, and a progress update on the economic recovery plan. The discussion will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 12. To join, click here: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial: +1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

Diversity Means More

June 11, 2020

Over the past few months, the nation has endured some of its greatest health, social and economic challenges in recent memory. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic not only devastated families…

Reminder: Organization to host town hall on current climate this afternoon

June 5, 2020

In light of the pain, anger and sadness that many in the Michigan Medicine community are feeling due to the racial discrimination and social unrest in our country, a Virtual Town Hall has been scheduled to discuss the current climate. The discussion will take place at 2 p.m. this afternoon, June 5. To join, click here: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial:+1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

LCME virtual visit: Research opportunities abound for medical students

June 4, 2020

Many medical students come to U-M with an interest in conducting research. Others find an interest in scientific inquiry during their studies to become a doctor. Whenever the research bug bites, the new medical student curriculum ensures they have a supportive environment to purse this endeavor. Under the old curricular model, students often conducted a research project during the summer between their M1 and M2 years. Now, they have opportunities to do so anytime, especially during the branches phase of the curriculum (M3-M4 years), after they have completed their clinical clerkships. Research is not mandatory, but a Capstone for Impact…

Video: Urology town hall on racial disparities

June 4, 2020

Earlier today, the Michigan Medicine Department of Urology hosted a virtual town hall on racial disparities. The conversation touched on race/racism, conscious/unconscious bias and humanity. It was led by Feranmi Okanlami, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and PM&R and director of adaptive sports at U-M, and Randy Vince, M.D., a first-year urologic oncology/SUO fellow. Both are noted speakers on diversity, equity and inclusion, among other things. The group was also joined by Michelle Caird, M.D., interim chair, professor and the Larry S. Matthews, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Click here to watch a recording of the event.