January-February 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 1
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More than the MCAT
ON THE COVER
Minnesota’s medical schools use a number of measures to find students who fit their missions—and who are likely to make excellent physicians.
Overcoming vaccine hesitation
The CASE approach can help deal with patient and parent concerns about HPV vaccination.
BY ROBERT JACOBSON, MD, AND LILA J. FINNEY RUTTEN, PHD
Modifying board exams
Some specialties have changed their approach to make board exams a better reflection of real-world medical practice and less of a burden on physicians.
BY NANCY CROTTI
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
HPV vaccination among young adults in Minnesota
BY RIDA SHAIKH, BA; RACHEL I. VOGEL, PHD; REBEKAH H. NAGLER, PHD; ABIGAIL SCHNAITH, BA; EMIL LOU, MD, PHD; ANNIE-LAURIE MCREE, DRPH; AND DEANNA TEOH, MD, MS
The problem(s) with board exams
Should an examination that doesn’t represent our work be the basis of our professional certification?
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
Mayo Clinc surgeon Allen Bishop, MD, plays oboe all over the globe as part of the World Doctors Orchestra.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
Alan Johnson, MD, MS, was able to turn an idea into a marketable medical device, thanks to the Innovation Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota.
BY LINDA PICONE
Life in Medicine
Transitioning from fellow to attending physician can be a difficult period.
BY PRABHJOT S. NIJJAR, MD
The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
Provider tax replacement. Gun violence workshop. Health Equity Month. Day at the Capitol.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, fought for children’s health in Flint, Mich. She describes the battle in What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of an American City.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD
Meet MMA physicians
Cresta Wedel Jones, MD, and Will Nicholson, MD.