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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...
| April 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...
| April 12th, 2018| Learning| 3 Comments|

Microlearning

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,...
| March 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’...
| January 11th, 2018| Learning| 2 Comments|

Design Thinking in Health Care: Ear Wax, Hemolysis, and Other Opportunities

What do cerumen impaction, hemolysis, sternal dehiscence, and glomerular biopsies have in common? The opportunity to innovate. As I’ve plodded through entering data into my hospital’s electronic medical records (EMR) system, I’ve wondered: What would happen if a savvy physician were writing the code?  When I am...
| October 19th, 2017| Learning| 6 Comments|