Residency

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| 2 Comments|

“Pimping”: Malignant or Not?

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. One of the most respected and skilled clinician-educators (and, of course, he is an Infectious Diseases specialist) at our institute came into my office, sat down, and immediately starting...
| January 5th, 2017| Learning| 2 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills (Part 6 of 7)

In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) designed a program to outline a series of core competencies that should be a part of all graduate level medical training programs. The ACGME Core Competencies became the foundation of all initial and continuing education curricula. As...
| December 22nd, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|

The Resident as Teacher

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published on NEJM Resident 360, a product of NEJM Group, a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Imagine the crisp starched fabric and the bright reflection of the afternoon sun as you run your index finger over the embroidered writing, “M.D.” This...
| December 8th, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|