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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|

Fall Changes in the U.K.

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Autumn is in full swing here in the U.K., and having lived in beautiful but season-less south Florida for the past...
|December 1st, 2016|Learning|2 Comments|

Exploring the ACGME Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge (Part 5 of 7)

A consistent standard of care is imperative for quality healthcare to occur. It provides patients with a comfort level and sense of expectation for diagnosis and treatment. It also allows physicians to streamline their collaboration, being confident that all medical providers are subscribing to the same guidelines...
|November 18th, 2016|Learning|0 Comments|

Staying Current in Medicine: Advice for New Doctors

In 1950, doctors in practice could expect the total amount of medical knowledge to double every 50 years. By 2020, it will take just 73 days. How’s a young doctor supposed to keep up while managing the hectic pace of practice? In residency, I was surrounded by...
|November 10th, 2016|Learning|5 Comments|

Helping Struggling Learners Succeed Through Resident Coaching, a Q&A with Roy Phitayakorn, MD

Time and again, psychological studies show that one of the main differences between weak and strong students is metacognition (a student’s awareness of his or her level of understanding). Good students know when they have mastered material, but weaker students tend to be grossly overconfident. Among medical...
|November 3rd, 2016|Learning|6 Comments|