Articles about ‘Learning’

Question of the Week: An Online Learning Community of Practice

Every week, we email a case-based board-style question to tens of thousands of clinicians as part of our NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week program. Our initial offering focused on internal medicine, but we’ve expanded to include family medicine board review questions as well. Each week, about 14,500 [...]

By Alex Djuricich, MD, Education Editor, NEJM Group|2016-03-31T09:00:28-04:00March 31st, 2016|Learning|1 Comment

What to Do When You’re New: Tips for Physicians from Author Keith Rollag

New research reported by Keith Rollag, an expert on leadership and organizations, in Harvard Business Review, suggests that in new situations, "the more questions new employees ask and the more help they seek, the better they perform” and that executives looking back on their first few months on [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2016-03-17T09:00:35-04:00March 17th, 2016|Learning|1 Comment

Deliberate Practice Leads to Medical Expertise

Anders Ericsson, a psychologist and eminent scholar on the topic of expertise, has written extensively about how deliberate practice affects the daily work of medical professionals. Essentially, constant practice, coupled with a strong desire to improve, leads to expert-level performance. Physicians are not born experts — they develop [...]

By Alex Djuricich, MD, Education Editor, NEJM Group|2016-03-10T09:00:44-05:00March 10th, 2016|Learning|5 Comments

Challenge Questions in NEJM Knowledge+ to Enhance Your Learning

At NEJM Knowledge+, we recognize that our questions and answers aren't — and shouldn't be — etched in stone and that our clinical audience is best served by questions that are updated regularly to reflect the evolution of medical knowledge. Unlike most other online resources for board preparation, [...]

By Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+|2016-02-18T12:09:25-05:00February 18th, 2016|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|5 Comments

Formative vs. Summative Assessment

The way that physicians see themselves and their own practice patterns is of critical importance. They want to know if their medical knowledge is up-to-date and “how they perform.” The holy grail is assessment that provides results and feedback such that education is enhanced and supported; assessment is [...]

By Alex Djuricich, MD, Education Editor, NEJM Group|2016-02-11T09:00:29-05:00February 11th, 2016|Learning|4 Comments

FIRST Trial on Surgical Resident Duty Hours Sheds Light for Educators

It is exciting to see this landmark study about resident duty hours in the New England Journal of Medicine. The FIRST Trial studied the impact of altering duty hours in surgical trainees on patient care outcomes and resident satisfaction. Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the [...]

By Alex Djuricich, MD, Education Editor, NEJM Group|2016-02-02T14:53:40-05:00February 2nd, 2016|Learning, News|3 Comments
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