Christner Blog

I am Creative Again


March 3, 2021

Like many of us, I have been a part of academic medicine for my entire professional career. I chose this path because I loved the varied things it would allow me to do – teach, mentor, perform research, create new knowledge, be an administrator ...
Medical Education

What is medical education research?

September 22, 2020

In order for us to train medical students to be the best physicians they can be, we have to be the best medical educators that we can be. That includes keeping up with our colleagues around the country on best practices and sharing our own experiences. This is why medical education research is so important.

It’s a small world after all: Reflections from a medical conference

November 14, 2017

Being a Disney fanatic, the phrase “It’s a small world after all” has layers of meaning for me. It was on this ride at Disneyland when I was four years old that my prized Raggedy Ann doll fell overboard. She then reappeared ...

Medical students: Learn from every person

August 22, 2017

If you are a first-year medical school student, I’m sure you’ve heard how hard the road is ahead. You will be told to pay attention to your wellness and the wellness of your colleagues around you. You will also be told to ask for help when needed. These are all great pieces of advice.