What is an MMI Interview?

Interview season has started at physician assistant schools around the country, and it's becoming increasingly common for interview committees to use Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format.  It's a trend that started in medical schools and that seems to be catching on in other fields as well. MMI interviews make things easier on schools, but unfortunately [...]

The Death of Solo Primary Care?

If you've been paying attention, you know that America is experiencing a health care crisis.  One of the bigger losses is the solo primary care physician.  My father was one, and it was clear when he died that his kind of work - getting to know patients by treating them for decades by yourself, had [...]

Antibiotics Without Resistance?

Hey, everybody.  I'm posting an awesome video lecture by a researcher named Bonnie Bassler.  Bassler is a molecular biologist at Princeton University.  In 2001, she discovered that bacteria use a form of group communication that researchers now call quorum sensing.  It's like birds in a flock somehow knowing which way to turn all at once.  [...]