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Career-Focused Mentoring for Early-Career Clinician Educators in Academic General Internal Medicine

  Clinician educators (CE) serve vital roles in academic medicine by providing clinical care, applying educational theory to practice, training future physicians, producing scholarship, serving as administrators, and consulting with other professionals.1 Clinician educators in general internal medicine work in outpatient and inpatient settings, some as hospitalists. Despite their essential contributions, clinician educators face challenges in […]

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Variability in United States Allopathic Medical School Tuition

Background Over the course of the last generation, the cost of medical school attendance and medical student debt has increased drastically. Medical student debt has been reported as high as $350,000, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reports that medical school tuition continues to increase annually. The increasing cost of medical education and […]

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American Journal of Medicine Editor Joseph Alpert

My Recent Reading List of Nonmedical Books

“But by the neglect of the studies of the humanities, which has been far too general, the profession loses a very precious commodity…There are at least a dozen or more works which would be helpful in getting wisdom in life which comes only to those who earnestly seek it.” Sir William Osler – Counsels and Ideals […]

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American Journal of Medicine Editor Joseph Alpert

It Is Only the Ignorant Who Despise Education

“It is only the ignorant who despise education.” Publius Cyrus, Latin Poet, 43-85 AD Recently, my spouse and I celebrated a milestone birthday and anniversary by traveling on safari in East Africa. Besides the abundant and fascinating wildlife, we spent a considerable amount of time discussing with our guides and drivers the current demographic, cultural, […]

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