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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By |2019-01-28T23:05:54-08:00Feb 8, 2011|Medical Education|

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.

By |2016-11-11T18:59:30-08:00Feb 7, 2011|Education Articles, Medical Education|

School Sucks: Building a new culture of teaching and learning

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In his talk (subtitled “School Sucks”), Northwestern University Physics Professor Dr. Tae describes how he would improve math and science education. While this is directed at college studies, some of the concepts are applicable to teaching Emergency Medicine.

He shares a lot of great insight, but I wanted to focus on one concept in particular:

The secret to learning = “Work your ass off until you figure it out.” 

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By |2019-02-19T18:08:09-08:00Feb 3, 2011|Medical Education|