Adaptive Learning

Do Adaptive Learning Board Review Products Help Candidates Prepare for Certification Examinations?

Individuals on the path to becoming a physician in the United States spend a great deal of time in educational settings and must pass many standardized high-stakes examinations. Do adaptive learning board review products like NEJM Knowledge+ help? An Exploratory Study of an Adaptive Learning Board Review...
| October 18th, 2018| Learning| 2 Comments|

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,”...
| August 9th, 2018| Learning| 2 Comments|

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|

Open-Book vs. Closed-Book Exams

If you are a physician who has been in practice for over 20 years, you know from personal experience that medical knowledge has increased tremendously in recent times. More-experienced physicians have absorbed this knowledge organically — as new techniques, drugs, and test are developed, they are adopted...
| June 25th, 2015| Learning| 9 Comments|

Challenge Us

“Challenge Us” is what I like to think of as a super-feature of the NEJM Knowledge+ platform. In other blog posts on this site, we’ve explored how our adaptive learning system acts as a master teacher and allows people to understand the gaps in their knowledge and...
| April 9th, 2015| Learning| 0 Comments|