Archive | September, 2010

On Teachers, Baseball Players, WAR, and My Son’s Blog

When I launched Wachter’s World three years ago, I was aiming for a narrow sweet spot: I wanted the writing to have an unmistakable “voice” (that would be mine) without being too personal. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I remember telling a friend at the time, “If you catch me […]

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And The Best Job In Academic Medicine Goes To…

With all due respect to the Pentagon, humankind has not invented a more complex organization than the modern academic medical center. The combination of high tech and high touch, the Byzantine regulations, the toxic medico-legal environment, the extraordinary pace of change…. Well, you get the idea. But the most daunting challenges stem from trying to […]

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