It seems that the AAMC, Khan Academy and the RWJF have teamed up to develop training videos for the new MCAT. This unique partnership will solicit student-generated videos covering subject matter from the new MCAT. The best submissions will receive an all expense paid trip to the Khan headquarters where they will receive individualized training from Khan Jedi ... Continue Reading about Flipping the MCAT
Doctors often avoid an online presence for fear that they’ll be approached by strangers with questions. I haven’t found this to be the case myself. I’m very visible in these parts yet I’m shocked by how few people ask questions about their kids. Susannah Fox today touched on the issue today. She arranged some recent Pew data which suggest that very few internet ... Continue Reading about Do We Care What Doctors Think?
Information is becoming a huge part of my world. All day it comes at me like a stream through a growing number of channels. Scraps, stories, bits of language, quotes, weird angles, pictures, unique human tensions, links and concepts. These can be virtual, IRL, or in my mind. Perhaps the most important things are the ideas that come to me by way of the things I ... Continue Reading about Capture
First he won at Jeopardy. Now IBM Watson is helping to treat cancer. IBM, WellPoint, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center today unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs. This is transformative stuff. IBM Watson is using evidence-based treatment models to individualize care and improve the speed and quality of ... Continue Reading about Why IBM Watson is Important
I was at a meeting not long ago where I had dinner with two rising stars of the pediatric world. The conversation drifted into the dodgy territory of international journals they had found which were willing to publish less-than-stellar research. One advised the other how to make two weaker publications where there was one. Our meeting lacked intellectual energy. ... Continue Reading about Medical Leaders in an Idea Economy
I recently read Too Big to Know by David Weinberger. Times have changed. We used to get information from books or experts. But now knowledge is on the network. Patients have access to the same information as doctors. Everything we understand about knowledge, where it lives, and how it’s shared is changing. Too Big to Know occupies itself with the fact that the ... Continue Reading about For Doctors, the World is Too Big to Know