Trick of the Trade: Self-Reflection

 

Selfreflection

After a shift, we often review the day’s case with our learners. We sometimes ask them to self-reflect.

I often used Demian’s ‘Plus/Delta’ approach and ask ‘What did you like /what would you change?’

This approach works well mostly. But, when the answer is ‘I don’t think I would change anything’, it is hard to target teaching and feedback to the learner’s need.

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By |2016-11-11T19:00:17-08:00Dec 8, 2010|Medical Education, Tricks of the Trade|

Article review: Consensus methodologies in qualitative research

Strength in Numbers

What types of methodologies are used to develop a consensus statement? I’m in the midst of helping to write a consensus statement manuscript in education and ran into this great review article. It’s from the British Medical Journal in 1995. 

Basically, there are 2 general types of methodologies:

  • Delphi Process
  • Nominal Group Technique 

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By |2016-11-11T19:00:18-08:00Dec 6, 2010|Education Articles, Medical Education|

Article review: Coaching in emergency medicine

 

After a chaotic shift, you and your learner sit down to complete the daily evaluation card. There are no significant issues with the learner. Is there anything else to write except ‘great shift’ or ‘read more’?

Can we learn from excellent motivators such as sports coaches? This article by LeBlanc and Sherbino outlines coaching as a teaching technique in the ED.

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By |2016-10-26T17:05:27-07:00Nov 22, 2010|Education Articles, Medical Education|

Residency interview season: Pitfalls

 

InterviewI often get asked by my advisees: “In my residency interview, what should I talk about or do to make myself more competitive?”

To help you demystify the interview process, I wanted to share with you some insights. Overall, the interview day itself helps the program put a person and personality with your online ERAS application. Similarly, you quickly get a sense of the program’s personality. In EM, the residency interview day is generally pretty laid back. Not too many crazy questions. Programs just want to get to know you. Both you and the program should be asking each other– Is this a good fit?

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By |2016-11-11T19:00:21-08:00Nov 4, 2010|Medical Education|