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November 27, 2009
Welcome to the latest JHMUpdate newsletter.
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The Long Way Here
From primary school on, a future doctor’s rise builds on an ability to scale escalating hurdles at the expense of personal comforts. But some are driven by forces beyond the burning desire to heal ailing people.
For these doctors, a need to forever transcend their personal histories propels them to overcome long odds. In the three stories that follow, you’ll meet a trio of Hopkins heavy hitters whose odysseys have never publicly been shared … until now. Somehow, we suspect, the sacrifices behind their journeys give an extra heft to their stethoscopes.
With the arrival of the Class of 2013, Hopkins is fully rolling out a new medical school curriculum that promises to transform the way tomorrow’s doctors are prepared.
Ninety-nine years ago, Andrew Carnegie tasked noted educator Abraham Flexner with an awesome responsibility: to investigate 155 medical schools from Texas to Toronto and report on where he found outstanding medical education producing world-class physicians. Full story
Medical Students Without Borders
A partnership with Mexico’s Monterrey Tec pays off.
When medical student Myriam Loyo arrived at Hopkins from Mexico in 2007 to do a three-month clinical rotation, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Full story
Under the Dome
Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore
How a Hopkins duo mapped uncharted territory to advance the fight against glaucoma. When Harry Quigley set his sights on a better way to fight glaucoma, he knew it was time to think beyond his specialty. Full story
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Apnea: No Time to Sleep On It. Twelve million Americans suffer from sleep apnea–nightly bouts of interrupted, oxygen-deprived sleep when the soft tissue part in theback of the throat, in the upper airway collapses, blocking the passage of air in and out.
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