Stories about: Education & Training

House Staff View: Gratitude in residency


Gratitude is one of the most important elements in my life. I’ve kept a daily gratitude journal since my first day of residency. Every night before I go to bed, I record what I am grateful for. I’ve found that whether I’ve had the best day or the worst day, having a thankful thought in my mind before I go to bed is a satisfying way to end the day. …Read More

Hemodialysis simulator: An interactive learning experience for clinicians

Last year, OPENPediatrics announced the release of their newest simulator, the Hemodialysis Simulator. It has already won accolades, as it was named a 2016 winner of the American Society of Nephrology’s Innovations in Kidney Education Contest.

OPENPediatrics’ work in simulation has also been recognized through their selection as a finalist for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award, which promotes innovative projects from around the world that address global educational challenges. …Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference will feature more than 20 speakers from Boston Children’s Hospital


One of the year’s most anticipated pediatric conferences is right around the corner! From October 22 – 25, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will host its 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, California, drawing more than 16,000 attendees eager to learn and share insights about the latest research in pediatric health care.

This year, clinicians and researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital will present on topics that vary from post-discharge appendicitis management to best practices in treating rare congenital heart disease. …Read More

Health care news roundup

Notes-worthy articles from around the web

health-care-news-roundupNew medical schools aim to fix America’s broken health care system

STAT News reports new medical schools are launching across the country to address a projected physician shortage. They’re promising innovative curriculums that let aspiring doctors spend time on research, working in community health settings, and following the same patients for months — but they face big obstacles. Last fall, Notes discussed an innovative semester within the Boston Combined Residency Program that has a similar focus.


DIY Blood Tests? There’s A Downside To Ordering Your Own

NPR reports that companies like Theranos and WellFX continue to stir things up n the world of patient-initiated lab tests. While doctors warn of over-testing and false positives, others feel individuals deserve to make their own decisions about certain screenings.  Vector covered the controversy over “consumerizing medicine” last winter.


1 in 3 antibiotics prescribed in U.S. are unnecessary, major study finds

You may already know that antibiotics are widely over prescribed in the United States. But the problem is worse than you might think, according to a study discussed this week in the Washington Post. Earlier this month, Notes shared news about ResistanceOpen, a project of the HealthMap team at Boston Children’s that is mapping pockets of antibiotic resistance across the country.


Learn more about how HealthMap is putting big data to work for the greater good.