Paucis Verbis: Feedback card

FeedbackToday’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.

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By |2017-08-03T00:32:28-07:00Dec 9, 2011|ALiEM Cards, Medical Education|

Crowdsourcing all of your burning questions about EM

AskTheAudience

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.

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By |2016-11-11T18:51:44-08:00Nov 21, 2011|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Video: Dr. Eric Mazur on peer teaching

“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.

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By |2019-01-28T22:35:07-08:00Nov 14, 2011|Medical Education|

Article review: Evaluating your written evaluation of a learner

EvaluationChecklist3dAs 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?

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By |2016-11-15T22:24:53-08:00Nov 7, 2011|Education Articles, Medical Education|
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