Learning Strategies

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| 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|

“Pimping”: Malignant or Not?

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. One of the most respected and skilled clinician-educators (and, of course, he is an Infectious Diseases specialist) at our institute came...
| January 5th, 2017| Learning| 2 Comments|

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|

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|