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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 […]

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The Teaching Course is Coming!

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 […]

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Is Live Conference Tweeting a Good Thing?

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 […]

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Brazil on Evidence-based Education

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 […]