Are Boston hospitals paying for the so-called crimson seal?

Another chapter of “Your health care dollars at work.” From the Globe:  Harvard Medical School, which has suffered financially due in part to a sharp decline in Harvard University’s legendary endowment, has successfully negotiated a deal in which Boston’s major teaching hospitals will contribute $36 million to the school over three years.  Medicare pays teaching … Continue reading Are Boston hospitals paying for the so-called crimson seal?

MGH and the rise of psych meds

Tuft psychiatrist and blogger Daniel Carlat details how his education at Mass General focused on medication over therapy. In tomorrow’s NYTimes Magazine features his story  “Mind over Meds: How I decided my psychiatry patients needed more from me than prescriptions." He takes us back to MGH to explain.  …(On)a steamy July day in 1992, I stood … Continue reading MGH and the rise of psych meds

Harvard muzzles med students

Sept. 11 update -- Harvard backs down Do not even get BHN started on the topic of free speech on campus. Let's  just say that many thin-skinned universities apply the concept of academic freedom very selectively. Harvard Medical School is apparently one of them. When doctors-in-training got a copy of their updated student handbook , … Continue reading Harvard muzzles med students

Senate hearing: Industry support for medical education

Lots of locals at Thursday's Senate hearing on health care industry support for continuing medical education (CME) for doctors. Click here for the video. From the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging web site. Dr. Eric Campbell, Associate Professor at Harvard University, discussed the Institute of Medicine’s (IoM) recent study on conflict of interest in medical research, … Continue reading Senate hearing: Industry support for medical education