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

ToughMudder

“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

TAD

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 […]

The Teaching Course is Coming!

SMACC audience for iTeachEM

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?

Conference Tweeting

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 […]