Just in Time Training

JIT-300x225Just in Time Training (JiTT) is an educational concept that has been easily adapted for EM. Interesting, this educational strategy originates from inventory management. To them, JiTT means: right material, right time, right place, in the exact amount. In educational terms, this means: right educational modality, given to the learner at the right time, at the right location, and exactly the amount needed.


By |2017-03-05T14:14:38-08:00Nov 29, 2013|Medical Education|

Calling all EM residents: Submit an abstract to Annals of EM

AnnalsEMDid you know that there is a section in the Annals of Emergency Medicine that is written by EM residents only? As Annals’ Resident Fellow, I wanted to share a great writing and publishing opportunity with my fellow residents. Many of the residents who have published in this series have gone on to do great things in EM as faculty members. 


By |2016-11-13T09:43:24-08:00Nov 28, 2013|Medical Education|

Faculty hero: Dr. Stacey Poznanski

Stacey Poznanski faculty photo 2011smAs part of a series on Faculty Heroes, I wanted to highlight Dr. Stacey Poznanski (Director of EM Undergraduate Education and Assistant Professor of EM at Wright State University), who has done amazing things in EM. Most recently I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the 2013 International EM Teaching Course with Stacey at our Powerpoint Resuscitation workshop. The following are some of her thoughtful words of wisdom for those interested in EM, education, and academics.


By |2019-01-28T21:52:00-08:00Nov 20, 2013|Medical Education|

Discussing Annals EM article: Social Media and Physician Learning

SoME and Physician learningExpertPeerReviewStamp2x200I was delighted to see the News and Perspectives piece in this month’s Annals of Emergency Medicine about “Social Media and Physician Learning” (free PDF). I had totally forgotten that Jan Greene, the author, had called to talk with me several months ago. In the piece, she discusses many of the issues with which I struggle:

  • Is peer review good or bad?
  • What is the role of blog and podcast sites in the future of medical education?
  • With the ease of how anyone can be “published” on blogs, how can one decide on the trustworthiness of open educational resources such as FOAM?
  • Can or should social media education practices be held up to the rigorous scientific standards of original research?

Here are some noteworthy quotes:


Dear Program Director: Get your program on Twitter!

Dear Program Directors,important

I understand how tough it can be to come up with quality resident education to fulfill educational requirements on a weekly basis all year around. For most programs that is approximately 5 hours of conference material, once a week, pretty much every week of the year. That equals 260 hours of educational material that needs to be high yield, engaging, and entertaining enough to hold the attention of the millennial generation. This is an especially daunting task if tackled alone. So don’t do this alone! Start a program-wide Twitter account!


By |2016-11-11T19:04:18-08:00Oct 25, 2013|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Powerpoint Slide Redesign: Best Examples from IEMTC13 Workshop

winnerAt the 2013 International EM Teaching Course yesterday, Dr. Stacey Poznanski and I gave a workshop on “Powerpoint Resuscitation” to address all the widespread pitfalls which cause “death by powerpoint”. Here are the winners from the workshop competition, illustrating great examples of the coherence, redundancy, and multimedia principles that we reviewed. The slide examples are in pairs in a before-workshop and after-workshop format. Amazing what star educators can get done in a 60 minute workshop!


By |2017-03-05T14:18:37-08:00Oct 24, 2013|Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

Residency Interview Tips

PickMeInterview season is an exciting and stressful time for applicants and for residency programs. Both sides are invested in finding the right fit, and the interview process is integral to the process. Unfortunately, being integral doesn’t mean its easy.  Here are some tips to the interview process.


By |2016-11-11T19:03:57-08:00Oct 9, 2013|Medical Education|
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