Dean’s Letters

It's the time of year that we need to write Dean's letters for the medical students.  These letters serve as a summary of the students' medical school careers — and (we hope) help them get in to the residency of their choice. 

It's hard work to write these things .. carefully walking a line of being the student's advocate – while also being honest about students who have not performed so well as they could.  Three more to go.  I was hoping to finish tonight .. but it's not going to happen.

I enjoyed meeting everyone at Bloggercon – and I think that the "medlical weblogs" session was productive.  I've been thinking about a "work product" that we could creat that might summarize some of our discussion – perhaps a "guide to medical weblogging" that might help frame some of the issues that we discussed, and could help claify some of the common "do's and don'ts" of medical weblogging. 

Then again … maybe not.  Should there be rules?  No .. but guidelines?  Perhaps.  HIPAA looms large, as do medical ethics.  In our enthusiasm to share OUR experiences, we're also share the experiences of our patients and colleagues.  Hmm ..


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