The Nicolas Pineda Series

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Our good friend from Chile, Nicolas Pineda, has put together a series of videos on how to put together a great talk. Who am I to give you advice on giving lectures? Mmmm, that’s a tough question to answer! I’m just a Chilean Emergency Physician with a special interest in trying to make communication between […]

Are you Ready for Reddit?

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A Guide to Reddit: The (potential) Front Page of Social Media Medical based Education Thanks to Daniel Cabrera and Scott Kobner for this brilliant post!       What is Reddit? Reddit is one of the most popular and rapidly growing social media platforms today, with Alexa ranking it as the 36th most popular website […]

Teaching Risk Taking Behavior in Medical Education

Mousetrap

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 […]

The Importance of GRIT

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“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 […]

Teaching Deadly Disease Detection

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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 […]