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Blog’s one year anniversary

OneYearThe blog is already one year old! What started initially as a little educational experiment has now evolved into a potentially long-term endeavor. It was initially built as a sort of personal journal of what I’ve learned and read about in the field of academic emergency medicine and educational technologies. Now I’ve it focuses on academics, clinical emergency medicine (Paucis Verbis cards), faculty and resident development, and technologies.

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By |2019-09-10T14:04:52-07:00Jun 24, 2010|Life|

Sketchcasting on What Drives Us

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I recently came across a new means of online teaching and information delivery called sketchcasting. The premise isn’t new. It combines a podcast (someone speaking) with visuals (images). In sketchcasting, the images are instead someone drawing on a virtual whiteboard in real-time to convey information.

I recently found a sketchcast with stop-motion and speed-up effects, which really made the presentation dynamic and super-engaging. This sketchcast by Dan Pink (Author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”) was created by the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

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By |2019-01-28T23:39:21-08:00Jun 15, 2010|Social Media & Tech|

Poll: How do you recover from a night shift?

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There are so many amazing things that we get to see and do as emergency physicians.

  • We see sick, undifferentiated patients who need our help acutely.
  • We have cool toys, such as ultrasounds.
  • We get to do great procedures.
  • We work on a shift-based schedule.
  • We work in team-based fashion with fun nurses, technicians, and staff.

However, one major down side is that almost all of us work some night shifts.

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By |2019-09-10T14:05:52-07:00May 4, 2010|Life|

Work in progress: Poster on blogging

I need your help with a project!

My poster on blogging was accepted to the annual UCSF Academy of Medical Educator’s Education Day. Feelings of joy and validation were quickly followed by terror and inadequacy.

In order to get my poster costs reimbursed, I have to get feedback from my co-authors and incorporate that feedback into the poster. As you can see from the poster title on top, I have no co-authors! Since you are all my virtual co-authors, I thought I’d solicit for comments and suggestions.

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By |2017-03-05T14:18:34-08:00Mar 16, 2010|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|
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