Catching Up with Roy Ziegelstein
An ardent advocate for compassionate care considers ways to build on traditions of excellence in medical training and education in biomedical science.
As he plunges into his new job as vice dean for education at the School of Medicine, cardiologist Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., brings a history of educating medical students and residents about the best ways to provide compassionate, patient-centered medical care while also helping to develop the careers of young scientists.
During his 27-year career at Johns Hopkins, the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr., Professor of Medicine has served as co-director of the Aliki Initiative, a program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center that emphasizes the importance of knowing patients as individuals. He developed the capstone course "Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life" (TRIPLE), widely recognized for advancing humane and caring attitudes. And he is known for his work in improving doctor-patient communication as well as for his award-winning clinical teaching and basic science research into cardiovascular disease.
Ziegelstein, who succeeds David Nichols, is the medical school's second vice dean for education. The position oversees undergraduate, graduate, residency, postdoctoral and continuing medical education programs as well as the Welch Medical Library. In a two-part interview, the vice dean discusses adjusting medical education to fit society's needs; how, what and how long doctors should be taught; and finding ways to evaluate the school of medicine's educational approaches. Read his interview.
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Where first year medical students learn the science basics: Scientific Foundations of Medicine presents the language and principles of biomedical science that students will be using throughout their study of human health and disease. (February 2014)
The common language of medicine: Human Anatomy. Click here to read more about how the Genes to Society curriculum conducts this fundamental course. (January 2014)
What comes next in the Genes to Society first year curriculum? It's Clinical Foundations of Medicine (CFM). Click here to read more about CFM. (November 2013)
2013 Stethoscope Ceremony and Reception - Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the Class of 2017 was presented with their own stethoscopes, thanks to the Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association. Read more and see photos from this special event. (September 2013)
Ever wondered how our medical students begin their journey at the School of Medicine? It's a course called Health Care Disparities (HCD). Click here to read more about HCD and why it holds the position of the very first course in the Genes to Society curriculum. (September 2013)
Read a "Welcome back" message from President Ronald Daniels to all Hopkins faculty, students and staff. (September 2013)
Students come together to meet a community need - For several years now, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) has developed and run Community Adolescent Sexuality Education (CASE), a program targeted toward eighth grade students that covers topics ranging from decision-making, goal setting, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and anatomy. (April 2012)
Rewarding Excellence in Education - Learn more about The Institute for Excellence in Education. (March 2012)
Closing East Baltimore's Health Care Gap - Learn more about the Charm City Clinic. (February 2012)
Meeting the Needs of Inner City Patients - The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program prepares physicians to address challenges facing the urban poor and underserved. (February 2012)
Fostering Diversity - In 2010, the School of Medicine launched the Johns Hopkins Medicine Scholars as part of the school's commitment to strengthening diversity among its students. (February 2012)
JHU Students' Company Accepted into NY Accelerator - Ahead Research, founded by two Johns Hopkins medical students, was accepted into Blueprint Health. (January 2012)
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