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Getting to No

I recently sat down with Salim Rezaie, Swami, and Terry Mulligan during The Teaching Course just last month to record a new episode of iTeachEM…. We discussed the art of saying yes and no in your career. Please leave your comments here on the blog and tweet your thoughts about this very important topic.   […]

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How health professions educators should use social media

Michelle Lin, creator of the amazing ALIEM blog, recently spoke at the inaugural 2014 SoMeSummit in Canada as part of the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). This talk is a strong contender for the definitive explanation of ‘how health professions educators should use social media’. Watch it now:

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Teaching Risk Taking Behavior in Medical Education

This post was put together by the incredibly talented and brilliant, Swami.       A 44-year-old healthy man presents with dull chest pain for 3 hours. His EKG is unremarkable. What’s his risk for acute coronary syndrome? Should he get a troponin? Two troponins? Observation and a stress test? Emergency Medicine is an inherently […]

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The Importance of GRIT

“Grit“ or “grittiness“ is a concept in education that emerged about 5-10 years ago, created by an academic research group led by Dr. Angela Duckworth.  Check out Angela’s TED talk here: Angela Duckworth. Duckworth’s targeted research audience tends to be primary and secondary education, however I think this definitely applies to medical school, residency, and other types of high level […]

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Adopting FOAM: When and How?

In this post, Rob Cooney, the man, the myth, the legend, discusses FOAM and the adoption of FOAM into practice. Recently, the FOAM world was able to have a front row seat at a great debate between two titans as they went head-to-head over the issue of adopting a change in practice.   Part 1: […]

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Teaching Deadly Disease Detection

This is a different type of topic for iTeachEM…one we really haven’t covered before. What is the best way to teach trainees how to diagnose a relatively uncommon but deadly disease? Take, for example, acute thoracic aortic dissection….a very deadly disease, one we talk about all of the time when evaluating chest pain patients, but […]