MEdIC Case Development Guidelines
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The purpose of the MEdIC series is to create resources that allow you to engage in ‘guerrilla’ faculty development – enticing and engaging individuals who might not have time to attend faculty development workshops to think about challenging cases in medical education. We hope to support our readership’s development by creating Expert Peer Reviewed content featuring prominent thinkers in emergency medicine (and beyond) on key topics.
Cases should be written as a short descriptive narrative. We prefer cases that are written in a style consistent with a fictional story that sets the stage for our readers.
End with a thought-provoking question
At the end of the case, you should pose a direct question to the readership regarding the conundrum faced by the characters in the case. (e.g. What would you do if you were Mary? What might you suggest to Sankalp if you were his chief resident?)
We don’t expect you to solicit experts commentators for us, but often people who develop the cases may have experts in mind. Please let us know if you have experts that you would like to suggest or recruit to be the commentators for your case!
If it is based on a real situation, you should make every effort to conceal the identity of any teachers/learners involved (change name, change specialties, etc..). If possible, we would prefer if you extract the core problem and build an analogous but fictional scenario that has a similar conundrum. (e.g. A leadership case about a Division Chair is replaced by similar case about a Program Director.)