Guest blog by Michelle Munyikwa I recently read this article in Health Affairs regarding the effects of the hidden curriculum on patient safety and, in my usual fashion, have been thinking about it ever since...
There don’t seem to be all that many PhD anthropologists who are also physicians. It’s a long, daunting road to get there: 12 years of study to be exact.
The one time I went flying off the side of a mountain on skis, I certainly didn’t mean to. Before I hit the ground, there was a surprising amount of time for reflection—and more on the long painful schlep down to the ambulance...
When I was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks, wiping your nose on your clothes wasa bit of a boy thing – and a bit of a marker of class, too.
Knowledge accumulates. But studies can get contradictory or misleading along the way. You can’t just do a head count: 3 studies saying yes minus 1 saying no thumbs up.
In a courtroom, the full power of the state comes down on an individual. No one should have to face that on their own. A criminal defense lawyer was making this argument to me after a long day in the court we were both working in...
It began, as life changes often do, when I bought a book. It was in Sydney and I wrote the year in it: 1982. You know when it feels as though something could have been written just for you?...
Was this the year open access for science reached critical mass? One hypothesis suggests that a transformative group needs to reach one-third to be prominent and persisting.
It’s not often that a research article barrels down the straight toward its one millionth view.Thousands of biomedical papers are publishedevery day.
Imagine if there were a simple single statistical measure everybody could use with any set of data and it would reliably separate true from false.
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