Monthly Archives: August 2012

A group shot of our medical editors at our 2012 Summer ME Meeting.

Highlights from our 9th Annual Summer Medical Editors Meeting

As many of our colleagues are spread across the country, our summer meeting is an opportunity for the many individuals who work on behalf of the Foundation to gather and reflect on what everyone has accomplished in the previous year and to get energized about upcoming projects. We were honored to have Otis Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society, as well as the author of “How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks about Being Sick in America” as our keynote speaker this year. In addition to our keynote presentation, we had a stellar lineup of interactive and thought provoking sessions on Foundation-supported projects from staff, medical editors and esteemed guests. Continue reading

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Colleagues at MGH Receive Grant to Foster Shared Decision Making Resident Training

The Picker Institute and Gold Foundation selected our colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as one of the 2012/2013 Challenge Grant recipients for their proposal entitled “Shared Decision Making in Medication Prescriptions: Improving Communication Skills and Professionalism for Internal Medicine Residents.” The overarching goal of the program will be to enhance the communication skills that residents need to effectively and efficiently implement shared decision making in all of their clinical interactions. Continue reading

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