Leaders in Medical Education: Peter Wei & Alexander Chamessian, Authors of Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide

Alexander is an MD-PhD student at Duke University School of Medicine. He is currently in his 5th year. Peter Wei (Duke Med Class of 2014) is in his first year of residency in radiology. They have worked together on the book Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide, which talks about various learning techniques that can be … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Peter Wei & Alexander Chamessian, Authors of Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Faiq Shaikh, CEO of Crunchtimr Medical Solutions

Dr. Faiq Shaikh is the CEO and President of Crunctimr, a medical software production company focused on developing innovative media e-learning, organizational, and workflow optimization tools. He received his Bachelors in Medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. He completely a residency in nuclear medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Faiq Shaikh, CEO of Crunchtimr Medical Solutions”

Leaders in Education Theory: Dr. Robert Bjork, Learning Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles

Robert A. Bjork (PhD, Psychology, Stanford; BA, Mathematics, Minnesota) is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training.  He has served as Editor of Memory & Cognition … Continue reading “Leaders in Education Theory: Dr. Robert Bjork, Learning Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. David Spiro, Co-Founder of ReelDX

We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. David Spiro, the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ReelDx (meded.reeldx.com), about his background and vision for incorporating real-life patient videos into the medical education and healthcare systems. Dr. Spiro received his BA from University of Virginia and his MD degree from University of california at San Francisco. … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. David Spiro, Co-Founder of ReelDX”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Michael Salzhauer, Snapchat Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Salzhauer is a cosmetic and plastic surgeon based out of Florida. He received his Medical Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is known for leveraging social media to educate and give people a first-hand view of plastic surgery. You can follow his operations on Snapchat and Instagram @therealdrmiami. He has also made many … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Michael Salzhauer, Snapchat Plastic Surgeon”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Douglas Larsen, Medical Education Researcher at Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Douglas Larsen, a clinical pediatric neurologist and well-known medical education researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Larsen is one of the pioneers of applying test-enhanced learning to medical education and is very involved in the education of medical students and residents. He spoke to us about his background in medicine & education … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Douglas Larsen, Medical Education Researcher at Washington University in St. Louis”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Lois Nora, President of the American Board of Medical Specialties

Dr. Lois Margaret Nora is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABMS is a not-for-profit organization that supports its 24 medical specialty Member Boards in developing and implementing educational and professional standards to certify physician specialists and encourage lifelong learning and assessment. Through these efforts, ABMS helps ensure … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Lois Nora, President of the American Board of Medical Specialties”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kasonde Bowa, Founding Dean of the Copperbelt University School of Medicine in Ndola

Through our partnership with the Consortium of New Southern African Medical Schools (CONSAMs), Osmosis has had the opportunity to get in touch with leaders of member schools. Our first profile is with Dr. Kasonde Bowa, the Founding Dean of the Copperbelt University School of Medicine in Ndola, Zambia. Dr. Bowa has worked for 21 years … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kasonde Bowa, Founding Dean of the Copperbelt University School of Medicine in Ndola”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Shantanu Nundy, The Human Diagnosis Project

Dr. Nundy’s career spans public health, academia, and technology. Previously, he founded a medical clinic in rural India and served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Nundy has conducted research at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and published peer-reviewed articles in Health … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Shantanu Nundy, The Human Diagnosis Project”

Leaders in Medical Education – Dr. Ross Donaldson, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of WikEM

Ross Donaldson serves as editor in chief of WikiEM (www.wikem.org), the world’s largest emergency medicine open-source reference resource. He is also the Director of the Emergency Medicine Global Health Program at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and holds appointments in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, serving as in the departments of Emergency Medicine … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education – Dr. Ross Donaldson, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of WikEM”