Medical Education

Design Thinking in Health Care: Ear Wax, Hemolysis, and Other Opportunities

What do cerumen impaction, hemolysis, sternal dehiscence, and glomerular biopsies have in common? The opportunity to innovate. As I’ve plodded through entering data into my hospital’s electronic medical records (EMR) system, I’ve wondered: What would happen if a savvy physician were writing the code?  When I am...
| October 19th, 2017| Learning| 3 Comments|

What Is Competency-Based Medical Education?

What is Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)? Think flexible, lifelong learning, with knowledge and/or skills assessed throughout a continuum of learning. In a competency-based educational program, you don’t just acquire knowledge and then spit it back at the time of a final exam. Instead, the method of assessment...
| June 15th, 2017| Learning| 4 Comments|

What I Love About My Medical Students

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. We all start with medical school I still remember the day I got the welcome letter from my medical school. I was super excited and proud. My dreams...
| June 9th, 2017| Learning| 1 Comment|