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UVM Medical School Aims to Eliminate Lectures by 2019

A recent Boston Globe article highlights an innovative, interactive group-learning approach now under development at the University of Vermont’s Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine, which could eliminate traditional classroom lectures at the school by 2019. To replace lectures for first-and second-year medical students, UVM is adopting...
|February 23rd, 2017|Learning|2 Comments|

Communication After the Residency Interview: A Call for Professionalism

“You would be a great fit here,” a program director gushes in an email to an applicant after completing a residency interview. “I would be pleased to see you in our program this July,” writes another program director. “Know that we think very highly of you,” writes...
|February 9th, 2017|Residency|0 Comments|

Over 80 New Case-Based Questions in NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review

At NEJM Knowledge+, we’re committed to ensuring that our products cover the breadth of knowledge that clinicians need for both clinical practice and board exam preparation. NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review, launched in February 2015, already contains more than 1600 case-based questions on the most relevant...
|January 26th, 2017|Family Medicine|2 Comments|

The Flipped Classroom in Medical School and Residency: A Q&A with Educator Benjamin R. Doolittle, MD

Flipped classrooms are becoming more and more popular with educators in the past few years. The concept is to teach the basics online and use face-to-face classroom and, in medicine, clinical time for more complex synthesis and application of knowledge and skills. I interviewed Benjamin R. Doolittle,...
|January 19th, 2017|Learning|5 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Professionalism (Part 7 of 7)

A consistent set of standards for the training, continuing education, and evaluation of family practice and internal medicine providers is necessary to maintain a high level of quality care for all patients. As such, in 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) defined and outlined...
|January 12th, 2017|Learning|1 Comment|