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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|

Who Gets Chosen for Your Residency and Who Gets Overlooked? Implicit Bias in Medical Education

We are in the throes of interview season. At Yale, my fellow program directors and I have evaluated dozens, maybe hundreds of applications. We have tried to decide which applicants to interview on the basis of objective criteria — board exam scores, grades, deans’ letters. This practice...
|January 4th, 2018|Residency|5 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|

Life After Residency — Hyperspace, Vocation, and Next Steps

“Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!” Han Solo, Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope   When the Millennium Falcon flies through space at warp speed, the stars blur and the universe streaks by. That is medical training. You powered through college to get...
|August 17th, 2017|Residency|3 Comments|

Six Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology for Medical Professionals

Adaptive learning  technology — the application of computer science and cognitive research to deliver a personalized, online, tutor-like teaching experience at scale — is growing in popularity for all levels of education. NEJM Knowledge+ brings the benefits of adaptive learning to medicine. In medical training (residency programs) and...
|August 10th, 2017|Learning|3 Comments|