Friendship, Motivation, and Altruism @ SMACCGold

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I just attended the SMACC Gold conference in the Gold Coast, Australia, and I have to tell you it was the best conference I have ever been to. I have been to a lot of medical conferences over the years, some good, some average, and some not so great. SMACC Gold is by far the […]

The Teaching Course 2013

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Last week we held the 2nd annual International Teaching Course in Baltimore, Maryland (greatest city on the planet). Our guest speakers included Mike Cadogan, Mike Stone, and Michelle Lin. The course was epic! 30 physicians from all over the world showed up to learn how to teach and make a difference in their countries We […]

How to live tweet #FOAMed from Keynote!

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Ever want to tweet out your own lecture pearls, while lecturing?  Want to make sure the #FOAMed community is receiving the top pearls from your talk?  Well, if  you use Keynote there is a way set this up in under 10 minutes using a recently updated open-access app called Keynote Tweet v2.5 by Alan Levine. […]

How Twitter Has Helped Me

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Is Twitter a faculty development tool? I would argue that it is perhaps the BEST tool we have. Of course I am not arguing to replace your mentor at your institution….I’m not giving up my mentor Amal Mattu no matter how much I get into Twitter! Many years ago I decided to give Twitter a […]

Leadership in Teaching: Mama’s Rules

I always try to read this article at least once a year, usually around the beginning of the year as the new intern class arrives.  In 2008, Dr. Arthur Kellerman gave the commencement speech at the Emory’s School of Medicine.  He took this opportunity to tell a wonderful story about a young resident who is […]