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Scope will return tomorrow

George Washington

Our offices are closed for Presidents Day; Scope will resume its regular publication schedule tomorrow.

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Scope honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges

Some more good news about the blog: Scope received accolades in the GIA Awards for Excellence. We were given honorable mention in the social media category, with one of the judges commenting, “A great effort with impressive traffic. A consistently excellent blog, with interesting and informative mix of content.”

The Awards for Excellence, a competition of the Association of American Medical Colleges, are designed to “acknowledge the most creative and effective approaches used to promote academic medicine in the United States through alumni, communications, development, marketing, and public affairs programs, and products.”

A big thank you to the AAMC, our contributors, and – of course – our readers!

Previously: Five thousand blog entries – and counting, Scope receives AAMC Award for Excellence, Scope wins a Web Health Award, Scope wins a 2010 Excellence in New Communications Award, Scope wins 2010 Health and Life Medical Blog Award and Scope named “Best New Medical Weblog” in the Medgadget Medical Weblog Awards

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Introducing the Scope e-newsletter

Today, we’re excited to be rolling out a new Scope e-newsletter. The biweekly digest delivers via e-mail a curated selection of Scope content, including entries on the latest research from the School of Medicine, guest posts from faculty members and students, and information about medical school events. Each issue also highlights our most popular and most shared stories from the previous two weeks.

To subscribe, complete this form.

Previously: Five thousand blog entries – and counting and Introducing the @ScopeMedBlog Twitter feed

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We’ll be back tomorrow

MLK statue

Our office is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Scope will resume publishing tomorrow.

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Happy Holidays from Scope

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Scope! We’re taking a holiday break; from now until Jan. 6 we’ll be on a limited holiday publishing schedule.

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50,000 Twitter followers – and counting

50,000 Twitter followers - and counting

Twitter 50,000 followersWe’re pleased to announce that we reached a Twitter milestone today: Our @SUMedicine feed now has 50,000 followers. We’re grateful for your support, and we look forward to continuing to expand our social community. And if you’re not already following us on Twitter, we hope you’ll check us out.

Previously: Five thousand blog entries – and counting and Introducing the @ScopeMedBlog Twitter feed

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We’re taking an extended Thanksgiving break, and we’ll be on a limited publishing schedule from now until Dec. 4.

Enjoy the holiday!

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Five thousand blog entries – and counting


I like to think of Scope as one of my babies. Several colleagues and I conceived the idea of a blog shortly before I became pregnant with my second child (at the time, no other academic medical institution had an official blog), and Scope became fully adopted as an important communications tool for the School of Medicine soon after I returned from maternity leave. Fittingly, my first post-leave entry was about pregnancy.

Much has happened since those early days in 2009: Institutional blogs are no longer a rarity, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that doesn’t use social-media sites – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. – to share its news. There are now tons of ways for people to tell their stories, and yet we’ve consistently used Scope to tell ours. Among the items you’ve liked best: the imaging of ancient crocodile mummies, the candid thoughts of a fourth-year Stanford medical student going into family medicine, and a conversation on the science behind willpower.

This entry is our 5,000th one, and I’d like to say thank you to both our readers and writers – 65, including our regular contributors, to date. Let’s see what the next 5,000 posts bring!

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Labor Day break

In honor of the holiday, those of us at Scope won’t be laboring today. We’ll resume our normal publishing schedule tomorrow.

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Scope is on holiday

Scope is on holiday

We’re taking a little break this week; from now until July 9, Scope will be on a limited publishing schedule. During that time, it may also take longer than usual for comments to be published.

Happy Fourth of July!

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