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Med Ed for the Future

Current Issue

Practicing What We Teach

Built on the foundation of value in health care, Dell Med’s clinical practice, UT Health Austin, is open for business. But don’t expect business as usual.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

The (Real) Future of Health Care

Google’s David Feinberg and Dell Med’s Clay Johnston sat down at SXSW to explore what it will take for health care to finally embrace technology.

BY John Daigre

Joycelyn Elders on ‘Fighting Well’

Paying public health physicians like cardiovascular surgeons. Weathering criticism. Pursuing revolution. Jewel Mullen teams up with REthink to interview a former surgeon general.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Trending: Population Health

Via JAMA Network Open, leaders from department-level initiatives across the U.S. weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health — and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact.

BY REthink Staff

The Business of Improving Health

In health innovation, academia’s ideation is often made real by industry’s execution. An unusual hub embedded at UT Austin enables these vital partnerships.

BY Hannah Jane Collins & Mary Kincy Cope

The ‘Team of Teams’ Approach

Creating an effective team of teams culture is not just about learning to play nicely. It’s about establishing a model for collaborative leadership, actively seeking out partners across organizational boundaries and tearing down walls.

BY Hannah Jane Collins

Value-Based Health Care: A Definition

Per capita, the U.S. spends more than any other country on health care, but the investment doesn’t translate to superior health. See how leaders are working to change that.

BY REthink Staff

The Fourth Pillar

Amid a movement toward health, not just health care, a new area of interest is joining academic medicine’s traditional concentrations — and it’s putting people’s lives in focus.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Seeing the System

How does care work in the community around us? Design in health can help reveal what is unseeable — components, connections, dependencies — to foster understanding that's essential for change.

BY José Colucci Jr.

Redesigning Austin’s Mental Health System

The Austin State Hospital redesign will transform the outdated, deteriorating facility into a cornerstone for a system of collaborative, community-focused care.

BY Katherine Corley

Beyond Medical History

Data researchers at Dell Med are collaborating with People’s Community Clinic to combat pediatric asthma with a data-driven approach — giving care teams a fuller picture of a child’s health than what a typical electronic health record affords.

BY Shahreen Abedin

Building a World-Class Center for Brain Health

James and Miriam Mulva, two of The University of Texas at Austin’s most generous supporters, saw an opportunity with the rise of Dell Medical School to improve the lives of people affected by brain diseases.

BY REthink Staff

Recent Articles

Who Gets to Look Like a Surgeon?

Only about a third of surgeons are women. But three sit at the top of Dell Med’s residency program, following a trend toward greater representation in the field.

BY Shahreen Abedin

Beyond Words: 5 Steps for Communicating Clearly

Communication, especially between a doctor and a patient, is built on trust. One surgeon shares advice on how to foster understanding in any setting.

BY David Ring

Expert to Expert: Karen DeSalvo & Mikelle Moore

The evidence is clear: Where and how you live affects your health significantly more than the medical care you receive. Hear from two national leaders about how systems are changing to tackle these social determinants of health.

BY Kimberly Berger

Trauma-Informed Care for 800K+ Women Veterans

One in four women experience sexual trauma while in the military — and there are crucial gaps in the care they receive afterward. In partnership with Texas Health Journal, REthink explores how a psychologist-researcher is doing her part to support them.

BY Kathryn Lundstrom

One for Austin

Charles Fraser built the top pediatric heart surgery program in the country. Now, he’s readying to do it again, from scratch — and Central Texas and its tiniest, neediest hearts stand to benefit.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Another 50 for the Future

Fifty students, ranging in age from 20 to 40. Twenty percent identify with a race or ethnicity underrepresented in medicine, and nearly two-thirds are women. Meet four of Dell Med’s newest future physician leaders.

BY Billi London-Gray & Mary Kincy Cope

We Can Identify Cancer in Just 10 Seconds

It’s possible thanks to a new device developed by UT Austin researchers — including a Dell Med student — who received support from Texas Health Catalyst.

BY Kimberly Berger

Bringing Fresh Perspectives to Health Care Redesign

Dell Med’s Distinction Program for Care Transformation gives medical residents time and resources to improve health in their communities. Participants pursue solutions to the problems they see each and every day, on the front lines of care.

BY Hannah Jane Collins

Today’s Doctors Are an Endangered Species

Artificial intelligence is a threat to the medical profession as we know it. What can be done to save us?

BY Clay Johnston

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