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Michigan State University Incorporates New Online Program – Strengthening Didactic Curriculum, Engaging Residents and Supporting Faculty

The Gynecology and Obstetrics experience offered by the four communities affiliated with Michigan State University provide residents with exceptional diverse rotations in all sub-specialties. As part of this affiliation, the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners program, consisting of 32 residents, covers two different institutions by itself – a smaller Catholic hospital with about 2,500 deliveries…

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CaseNetwork Medical Hall of Fame: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, The Original Renaissance Man. A multi-faceted genius, da Vinci exemplified the true Renaissance Man. Painter, musician, philosopher, scientist, architect and inventor, he sought to discover all he could about nature, including the human body. Leonardo used his anatomical knowledge and prowess to create a robot that, in his opinion, was a…

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Depression’s Impact on Hospital Readmission for CHF

In a recent study [i] from the Henry Ford Health System focusing on identifying predictors for early readmission in Medicare and Medicaid patients with heart failure, researchers found that “a psychiatric history of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders as well as impairments in a patient’s ability to think, remember and reason, may well be…

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CaseNetwork Medical Hall of Fame: Elizabeth Blackwell, MD

Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, First Woman to Receive Medical Degree (1821-1910) Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England in 1821, daughter of Hannah and Samuel Blackwell and the 3rd daughter of 9 surviving children. Her father, Samuel, was very progressive and a social activist. He believed in women’s rights, temperance and abolitionism and had private tutors…

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CaseNetwork Medical Hall of Fame: Sir William Osler

Sir William Osler is known by most of the medical community as the “Father of American Medicine”, famous for so many of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of medicine in the 20th century and thereafter. He is renowned for the books and articles he wrote and the teaching practices he instituted that educated generations of students during medical school along with physicians during their years of practice.

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Why CaseNetwork?

I am extremely excited on several levels about creating this new company, CaseNetwork that will help shape a brighter future for medical education. AS A PHYSICIAN, I understand that most physicians are too busy and it is difficult for them to leave their practices to go to live educational programs. But I also understand that physicians have a need and desire to stay as current as possible in their field, so they can provide the best possible care for their patients.

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Education Philosophy

What is intelligence? How do people best learn? How do people process and apply knowledge? Can technology enhance education? Over the last 20 years in my roles as a physician, educator, researcher and CEO, I have tried to answer these questions and apply innovative techniques and solutions to improve medical education.

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