Article Review: Barriers to effective teaching

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I think there is no better or more rewarding job than being an educator, especially in the field of Medicine.

There are, however, significant financial, societal, curricular, and environmental barriers which prevent optimally effective teaching in Medicine. In a commentary piece in Academic Medicine, the authors review the barriers and some forward-thinking recommendations for our leaders in medical academia. While the focus of the article is on undergraduate medical education, many concepts apply to graduate medical education as well.
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2016-11-11T18:58:14-08:00

Didactic videos for rotating residents the ED

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Many academic Emergency Departments are staffed by non-EM residents. Dr. Amer Aldeen and his super-star team from Northwestern created NURRC Modules (Northwestern University Rotating Resident Curriculum). These modules allow the off-service residents, who all have different schedules, to learn key EM-based topics at their own leisure and convenience.

The positive effect of the curriculum on the off-service residents’ medical knowledge was recently published in Academic Emergency Medicine

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2019-01-28T23:05:54-08:00

Article review: How competent do trainees feel?

QuestionmarksIt is 2 a.m. You, the resident, have just spoken to your staff/attending, who told you to do a task. You have seen one, but don’t feel comfortable doing one independently.

  • Will you tell your staff/attending about how you feel?
  • What if the patient did poorly after that?

This study examines the perception of EM trainees of their competence and adverse events and how they feel about reporting them.

2016-11-11T18:59:30-08:00