Learning Strategies

How to Study for Boards: Avoid these 10 Common Mistakes PLUS 10 Tips and Strategies

You have been taking high-stakes exams your whole life, and here you are studying for the boards in preparation for the Board Certification or Maintenance of Certification exam, just as nervous as ever. That’s natural! But knowing how to study for the boards and avoiding these 10...
| June 19th, 2018| Learning| 16 Comments|

Verrocchio, Leonardo, and the Art of Effective Feedback to Residents

Midyear reviews of residents are under way. I cherish these gatherings. We review evaluations, in-training exam scores, consider career goals, and design individual learning plans. We ponder the big picture. Where is the resident going? How are things? This season, I found myself questioning the effectiveness of...
| April 12th, 2018| Learning| 3 Comments|

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|

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|

Interprofessional Education — A Core Competency?

There is a thick stack of visiting nurse reports piled in a physician’s inbox. He skims through the officious, dense documents, vaguely recognizes most of the patients, and signs his name attesting to their veracity. Later, a patient calls after hours. Apparently, there was a drug-drug interaction...
| April 6th, 2017| Learning| 3 Comments|