Articles about ‘Learning’

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

Be a Quality Preceptor: Our Legacy Depends On It

Editor’s Note: This post about PA education was previously published in In Practice, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C practices neurosurgery in Boston, MA.In 2010, there were 146 accredited physician assistant (PA) programs in the United [...]

By Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C and NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2016-01-21T09:00:25-05:00January 21st, 2016|Learning, PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on Be a Quality Preceptor: Our Legacy Depends On It

Our Family Medicine Board Review Questions

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. So far, the response [...]

By Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+|2015-11-12T09:25:21-05:00November 12th, 2015|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|1 Comment

Knowing What You (Don’t) Know: How Metacognition Reinforces Learning

Have you ever had a patient sitting on your examination table waiting for you to explain what’s wrong with her? You rack your brain, review the test results again, and then simply admit you’d like to refer her to a specialist. At the moment you thought to yourself, [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-11-05T09:00:02-05:00November 5th, 2015|Learning|1 Comment

How I Learn at the Point of Care

I’ve always been an active learner who learns best in “need-to-know” situations — and the point-of-care context is the epitome of “need to know.” It’s hard for me to retain information if I don’t know why I need to know it. Thus, I enjoy incorporating learning into my [...]

By Jennifer M. Joe, MD|2015-10-22T09:00:01-04:00October 22nd, 2015|Learning, Your Experiences|Comments Off on How I Learn at the Point of Care