Teaching Risk Taking Behavior in Medical Education

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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 […]

Adopting FOAM: When and How?

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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: […]

The Teaching Course is Coming!

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Looking to infuse passion into your career as an educator? Not satisfied with the existing courses on medical education and teaching? Well, I give you…. The Teaching Course What is the Teaching Course? The Teaching Course is the premier experience in medical education and teaching. It’s a finely tuned blend of education, social media, and […]

Is Live Conference Tweeting a Good Thing?

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Is Live Conference Tweeting a Good Thing? Welcome to the Twitter-at-a-conference debate… What do you think about live conference tweeting? is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is it useful or useless? Overdone or should be done more? For this post we have Swami and Jesse going head to head to debate the […]

Brazil on Evidence-based Education

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Victoria Brazil, perennial star of the SMACC conference, tackled another education topic at smaccGOLD last March. Yep, evidence and education – are those too words meant to go together? She asks ‘what works?’ and comes up with two valid answers: EVERYTHING and NOTHING. Puzzled? Listen in and consider what outcomes we should really be measuring […]