The Last Lecture

Every year, graduating students at Eastern Virginia Medical School select faculty to present their last lecture of medical school. It’s an incredible honor to be selected. Heretofore, EVMS students have had the good sense to choose more eminent professors to give their Last Lecture – but the Class of 2020 chose me. Of course, thanks […]

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The lecture that never got to be

Last fall, I was asked to give a talk at a meeting of program directors. The topic? How to make the Match process work better for students and programs. And you’d better believe, I was excited to do it. And then, COVID-19 hit… and the meeting was cancelled. But if you think a viral pandemic […]

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#USMLEPassFail: A brave new day

Well, it happened. Beginning as soon as 2022, USMLE Step 1 scores will be reported pass/fail. I’m shocked. Starting around two weeks ago, I began hearing rumors from some well-connected people that this might happen… but I still didn’t believe it. I was wrong. The response thus far has been enormous – I haven’t been […]

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