Monthly Archives: July 2011

SELECTed as future leaders in healthcare

It’s not the typical start to medical school. No gross anatomy lab, no sudden immersion in science. No tests – although those are certainly ahead.

But this isn’t a typical medical school program. SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) is designed to train future physician leaders. Its students gained admittance by going through a rigorous behavioral interview process to assess their levels of emotional intelligence. The process looks for such characteristics as collaboration, adaptability and emotional self-control. Continue reading

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Falling to Pieces without Falling Apart

For adults, this kind of event could send us into a downward spiral of epic proportions. This is largely because, unlike this 12-year-old, adults have had years of additional “lessons” that train us to fear revealing any of our imperfections—especially in public. As we age, the messages can drown out our natural inclinations to carry on without skipping a beat after we fall down. So how can we, as adults, embody some of the grace that was manifest in this young gymnast? Continue reading

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Teleos-USF-LVHN: A Paradigm Shift in Medical Education

The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine. Continue reading

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Teleos’s Lee Chalmers on Huffington Post

The UK Doesn’t Need a Minister of Women. Theresa May, as UK Home Secretary, has one of the most important jobs in government. Many grand men have held the post before her, however, by virtue of her being born female … Continue reading

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How Social Media Has Improved My Relationships or 3 Tips to Appease the Haters

So, this is for Alex (and Dave): An open letter to my beloved friends (or random confirmed haters), written in complete sentences, to help you understand me, my phone, and our relationship. May we meet in the middle. Continue reading

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