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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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Corie Lok offers her take on life for postdocs in and around Boston and Cambridge, in light of a weak showing in a Scientist survey.

She talked to a number of postdocs last year about the situation, and one common complaint "was that offices, services and policies for postdocs across the Harvard campuses and affiliated hospitals were not consistent," she writes. "While the hospitals govern themselves, at least the medical school, the school of public health, and the main campus should be more coordinated in these affairs."

Paul Levy, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes about saying you're sorry for medical errors and Mt. Auburn Hospital's creation of an on-call team to help doctors and nurses figure out when they need to apologize, and what to say to a patient and family members.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 12:53 PM
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