Guest Blogger – “I Want More”

Hello everybody- Last month, Sorrel visited the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine to speak to a group of medical students. It was a terrific visit, and we wanted to share a med student’s perspective on Sorrel’s visit. First year med student Syed Gillani shares some interesting thoughts. Thank you, Syed! I want to tell you the story of a little girl named Josie King. She had a whole life ahead of her that was drastically cut...

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IHI On Call: Talking with Nursing and Medical Students

The first time that I ever spoke to a room full of medical students was a few years ago at Johns Hopkins. I told them Josie’s story and at the end of the talk I asked them if they had ever head of the Institute of Medicine’s report “To Err is Human”. No one raised their hand. I remember feeling shocked that these students- who were taught how to cure diseases, deliver babies and mend broken bones- were not being told...

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With the Medical Students

A few nights ago I spent the evening with 27 Post-Baccalaureate students from Johns Hopkins University. I had been asked by the director to join the students for dinner and then speak to them for an hour or so. I was to be joined by Rick Kidwell, who had been the lead attorney at Hopkins when Josie died and was now at UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.The Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate program is a year long program that prepares...

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