Dr. Rob Rogers (University of Maryland) is at it again with another brilliant installment of his Medical Education Videos. This 10-minute video covers the Khan Academy and how you too can create an interactive digital whiteboard for education. He talks about Doceri ($50 single-user access) and Splashtop ($19.99 for the iPad app).
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
Today’s Paucis Verbis card is a little different. This card focuses on helping you give talking points when giving feedback to a learner on shift. This could be a medical student or resident.
Dr. David Thompson (UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital) sent this great card to me and I thought it was too useful NOT to share. It’s handy on shift, which ultimately is the purpose of these Paucis Verbis cards. These are useful especially for senior residents, who are supervising medical students and junior residents.
Have you noticed that on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, asking the audience as a lifeline almost always results in the right answer (over 90% of the time)?
Dr. David Thorisson (Lund University, Scandinavia) recently approached me with a novel idea of doing the same for Emergency Medicine questions. These questions are currently posted to a public Google Docs document, which allows anyone to post and answer questions.
Are you a medical student interested in EM? Want to get your registration costs waived at a national meeting? Want to come say hi to me? Here is an announcement from the SAEM website (deadline Feb 1, 2012):
“My lecturing was ineffective, despite the high evaluations.”
“The traditional approach to teaching reduces education to a transfer of information.”
– Dr. Eric Mazur
Dr. Eric Mazur is a Harvard Professor of Physics and Applied Physics who talks about his “confessions of a converted lecturer”. He focuses on the power of peer teaching and the ineffectiveness of the traditional lecture format in a classroom.
This talk is 72 minutes long. Take some time to listen and learn. Dr. Mazur is such an engaging talk that I couldn’t stop watching. Maybe it’s because he looks a little like the comedian Steve Carell.
As a new faculty, one of the first challenges that I encountered was completing evaluation forms for medical students and residents. In our department, a Daily Evaluation Card (DEC) is to be completed at the end of every shift for each learner. These DEC’s are then collated by the program directors to yield a summative final rotation evaluation.
What I wondered was: how can I best use these DEC’s to help learners progress as medical professionals and at the same time provide critical information for the PD’s?