Step 1 Mania: The Case for #USMLEPassFail

  • Links to a video podcast of a Grand Rounds presentation with an overview of the case for a pass/fail USMLE.

Application Fever: The Movie

  • It’s not really a movie. More like a video podcast compiling my thoughts on the mess we’ve made with residency application inflation – and how we can get out of it.

The Lecture that Never Got To Be

  • How can residency program directors make the Match process better – in a post-Step 1 world?


The Last Lecture (2020)

  • Every year, fourth-year students at the school where I teach select faculty to give their “Last Lecture” of medical school. This year, they picked me.


Grand Rounds: The Rise and Fall of USMLE Step 1

  • How did USMLE Step 1 become the most important test in all of medical education – then collapse under the force of its own weight? This is a video of a lecture I did for Grand Rounds at another institution.

ECFMG Finances, Part III: The Movie

  • If you liked Part I and Part II, you’ll love Part III: a video podcast covering the ECFMG’s pricing and profits.

The Case for Residency Application Caps

  • When I talk to people who oppose application caps, they often seem to imagine a world in which their personal applications are limited – but nothing else changes. To understand how application caps provide systemic benefit, I made a video (~45 minutes).

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail: How Did We Get Here?

  • This is a video from a brief (~12 minute) talk to academic physicians and program directors in which I provide an overview of how the USMLE Step 1 exam rose to dominate medical education and residency selection, then imploded.

The Residency Selection Arms Race, Part 2

  • Video from a webinar in which I got to discuss the current landscape of residency selection.

The Last Lecture (2021)

  • For the second year in a row, I got to give the last lecture for our medical students. I wrestled with what their last lesson should be. Here’s what I came up with.

The Vulnerabilities of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Suppose you woke up one day in the future and osteopathic medicine occupied a very different place than the one it now occupies in the house of medicine. How could we have gotten there from here? This is a talk I gave to a group of osteopathic medical school deans to assist with their strategic planning.

The Match: The Movie

  • Across this sprawling six-part video series, we’ll cover the history of the Match, and finally answer the most important question of all: do we need it? Or would we be better off without it?

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