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Medical Education

Dr David Brenner Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences at the University of California tells us how the medical students are taught at the Medical School. Perhaps administration at all medical schools should learn something from this.

A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine

This link will take you to University of California, San Diego web site. The website  designed by Jan Thompson, Program Representative, UCSD School of Medicine is a comprehensive physical examination and clinical education site for medical students. It covers all the systems and can be used as a quick reference guide before the student examines a patient for a particular system.

Your Body Language

"Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are" - A TED presentation 

Amy Cuddy who is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School speaks about how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom.Her research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

Grit is the key to success

Angela Lee Duckworth in her TED talk says perseverance is the main reason for one's success. What is grit? Dckworth explains that grit is a better indicator of personal  success than IQ, family income and other factors. Take the grit test yourself.

In her late 20s, Angela left a demanding job as a management consultant at McKinsey to teach maths in public schools in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York.

After five years of teaching seventh graders, she went back to grad school to complete her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is now an assistant professor in the psychology department. Her research subjects include students, West Point cadets, and corporate salespeople, all of whom she studies to determine how "grit" is a better indicator of success than factors such as IQ or family income.

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