Loren Deutsch, Executive Director Loren Academic Services, Inc. Loren Deutsch, PhD, is a professional educational therapist and a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked in education and social work for nearly 25 years, as a university lecturer, curriculum designer, national presenter and consultant. Loren has maintained a psychotherapy and clinical educational therapy practice, while developing her brands of academic support (scholastic management) and mentoring (medical coaching). In 2010, Loren founded Loren Academic Services, Inc. a curriculum design company that specializes in one-on-one academic support. Loren is particularly interested in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. Her work focuses on the connection between emotions and learning and she has written papers and presented extensively on these topics. A recent paper, Reviving the Test-Stressed Brain, explores a research-based technique that addresses performance anxiety on high stakes exams.
Video Discussion Points
Barriers to residents success from an outcomes perspective and its implication
Culture of silence in medical education and stigma around failure
Underrepresented medical students
Diversity and inclusion in medical schools
We do a disservice in academics to have a goal of diversity in medical school or within the resident program and then not do a lot of work around how to retain, support, promote it, etc. Simply recruiting people in a general way is not the answer.
If an individual/student already feels less than, not as well represented or supported then it wreaks havoc on all aspects of their lives. It makes doing the job you’re supposed to do immensely difficult.
Dr. Deutsch on the culture of silence in medical schools
We do a disservice in academia to have a goal of diversity in a medical school or within a resident program and then not do a lot more work around how to retain, support, promote, etc. Simply recruiting people in a general way is not the answer.
To learn more from Dr. Deutsch visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXrZ60FA6xI