Articles about ‘Learning’

The Neuroscience of Learning: Beyond Just “Making It Stick”

Medical trainees are struggling with the apparent dichotomy of being able to provide optimal clinical care for their patients as clinicians, yet allowing time to master new knowledge and prepare for high-stakes examinations. Given these time pressures, study time of various educational materials must be "worth it," by [...]

By Carl Gustaf S. Axelsson, MD, MPhil, MMSc, Michael G. Healy, EdD and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS|2018-08-09T08:54:37-04:00August 9th, 2018|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|2 Comments

Pain Management CME from the MMS and NEJM Group

The main cause of drug overdose deaths are opioids, both prescribed and illegal, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 42,249 lethal overdoses in 2016 — 17,087 of which were related to prescription pain relievers and 15,469 related to heroin. According to the CDC, the rate [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2022-05-17T15:37:50-04:00May 10th, 2018|Learning|10 Comments

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the UK

Training to be a physician in the UK is a somewhat different process than in the United States. Through assessments and the ever-changing certification process, physicians are reaching new levels of standardization in medicine. CPD in the UK is required for revalidation and is a large part of [...]

By Kyle Simmons|2018-04-26T13:18:59-04:00April 26th, 2018|Learning|1 Comment

Verrocchio, Leonardo, and the Art of Effective Feedback to Residents

Midyear reviews of residents are under way. I cherish these gatherings. We review evaluations, in-training exam scores, consider career goals, and design individual learning plans. We ponder the big picture. Where is the resident going? How are things? This season, I found myself questioning the effectiveness of the [...]

By Benjamin Doolittle, MD|2018-04-12T11:15:43-04:00April 12th, 2018|Learning, Residency|3 Comments


As technology rapidly develops, the industries and disciplines that make use of it — including medical education — evolve as well. Microlearning techniques are an exciting opportunity to combine grounded learning principles with new educational technologies. The term “microlearning” is actually a reference to its main strategy, which [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2018-03-15T10:19:09-04:00March 15th, 2018|Learning|4 Comments

Bloom’s Taxonomy — From Knowledge to Practice

Identify. Recognize. Interpret. Distinguish. What do these words have in common? They are all “Bloom’s verbs” — the foundational building blocks of learning objectives, according to one of the most widely used pedagogic models, Bloom’s taxonomy. Bloom’s taxonomy is the backbone of most CME and residency programs’ lesson [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2018-01-11T09:00:31-05:00January 11th, 2018|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|2 Comments
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