Medical Education Systems

Resident Wellness in Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. Happy Endings Living in Orlando, one cannot escape Disney. Disney movies are a delight, because one subconsciously anticipates that the happy ending is going to make up for...
| May 11th, 2017| Residency| 1 Comment|

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|

UVM Medical School Aims to Eliminate Lectures by 2019

A recent Boston Globe article highlights an innovative, interactive group-learning approach now under development at the University of Vermont’s Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine, which could eliminate traditional classroom lectures at the school by 2019. To replace lectures for first-and second-year medical students, UVM is adopting...
| February 23rd, 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|

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|