Adaptive Learning

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| 8 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|

Preparing for the Internal Medicine Exam as a “Grandfathered” Physician

I have been a board-certified gastroenterologist since 1977. Last fall, I decided to register for the internal medicine exam even though I was not required to do so at the time because I was “grandfathered in.” A renewed interest and emphasis in general medicine had been spreading...
| July 24th, 2014| Your Experiences| 0 Comments|

Work Less, Learn More: Here's How in NEJM Knowledge+

In ABIM Review — How Reflection Aids Performance, I highlighted new research showing that if you just keep repeating the same task over and over again without taking the time to step back and think about it, you may not be performing as well as those who...
| June 19th, 2014| NEJM Knowledge+| 1 Comment|