A patient’s contact lens broke when she was trying to take it off. She feels the pieces are still inside her eye, but she was unable to fish them out. When you look through the slit lamp, you are unable to to see whether there are contact lens pieces inside since they are clear.
Expert physicians: These are the ones who effortlessly handle a busy Emergency Department while juggling patient load, learners and consultants.
- How do they make decisions?
- How do they get there?
This article 1 studied macrocognition differences between novices and experts in the Emergency Department. (more…)
What different ways can we assess learners? This fascinating study assesses a new tool – Script Concordance Test (SCT).
Assessing clinical reasoning skills in scenarios of uncertainty: Convergent validity for a Script Concordance Test in an Emergency Medicine clerkship and residency
For those who trained in Canada (especially Toronto), the name of Dr. Robert Buckman always brought a chuckle. He filled his lectures with his signature British wit and humour. Yet, the message was always loud and clear. Being an oncologist, he had great insight in communication with patients.
He was the first to teach us medical students about communication and professionalism: Kindness, empathy, delivering bad news, what to say when you don’t know what to say. A decade later, out of the countless hours of lectures, his stood out.
Truly a big loss to the medical educators community.
As an attending physician, you are friends with nurses and residents on social media.
One day, you are browsing through your social media page. You came across a photo of a student – a candidate applying to your program in fact – scantily clad, inebriated, dancing in a rave. The comments followed agreed on how wild he/she had partied and drank that night.
You are on the selection committee. Should this information be part of the assessment of the candidate?
Please explain your decision in the comments section.