School of Medicine
Rewarding Excellence in Education
Since Dean/CEO Edward Miller, M.D., appointed David Nichols, M.D., as first vice dean of education in 2000, the mission to improve medical education - and to recognize and compensate faculty for teaching excellence - has become more prominent at the School of Medicine. The Genes to Society curriculum, the construction of high-tech classrooms, the addition of teacher development courses and the launch of a Hopkins-designed medical school in Malaysia are all evidence that clinician educators have become more visible and valued over the past decade.
Another indication of prioritizing clinical educators is the establishment of the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE). The mission of the IEE is to promote, value and advance the educational mission of the School of Medicine while enhancing the School of Medicine's leadership role in medical and medical sciences education nationally and internationally.
"For many decades at academic medical centers across the country - not just at Hopkins - teaching is what you did for free on the side," said Julia McMillian, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education. "The IEE is pursuing a mission. It's not only about measuring teaching and rewarding it in various ways, but also about stimulating ways to do it better." Read more >>
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Inspired at an Early Age
A. Marc Gillinov, Med '88, developed an early interest in cardiac surgery when two close family members had heart surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. The successful outcomes of these surgeries inspired him to spend his high school summers working as an assistant in cardiac surgery at The Cleveland Clinic.
Today, Dr. Gillinov is a staff cardiac surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center and is surgical director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation. In February, he co-authored the book, Heart 411: The Only Book on Heart Health You'll Ever Need.
After graduating from Yale University, Dr. Gillinov entered The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then received his clinical and advanced training in general surgery and cardiac and thoracic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, completing this training in 1997.
Dr. Gillinov then returned to The Cleveland Clinic and joined the cardiac surgery staff. His primary clinical and research interests center on mitral valve disease and atrial fibrillation. He is a recognized expert in mitral valve repair surgery and in the study and treatment of atrial fibrillation.
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Finding the Perfect Match
On March 16, the 110 graduating Johns Hopkins medical students gathered in the Armstrong Medical Education Building to celebrate Match Day - the day medical students from across the country learn where they will spend their residencies after graduation.
The School of Medicine's Match Day celebration brought together students, along with family members, mentors and others, for brunch and a brief program leading up to 12:00 noon, the moment when students opened the envelopes telling where they would launch their medical careers. Read more >>
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The Walters Women's Committee will host a wine and cheese reception following the lecture. During the reception, a video of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine's best work will be shown.