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Staying Current in Medicine: Advice for New Doctors

By Elisabeth Poorman, MD|2022-07-06T13:39:23-04:00November 10th, 2016|Learning, Your Experiences|

In 1950, doctors in practice could expect the total amount of medical knowledge to double every 50 years. By 2020, it will take just 73 days. How’s a young doctor supposed to keep up while managing the hectic pace of practice? In residency, I was surrounded by educational [...]

How I Learn at the Point of Care

By Jennifer M. Joe, MD|2015-10-22T09:00:01-04:00October 22nd, 2015|Learning, Your Experiences|

I’ve always been an active learner who learns best in “need-to-know” situations — and the point-of-care context is the epitome of “need to know.” It’s hard for me to retain information if I don’t know why I need to know it. Thus, I enjoy incorporating learning into my [...]

Why Is It So Hard to Ask for Advice?

By Sara Cohen, MD|2015-09-30T09:00:21-04:00September 30th, 2015|Learning|

I recently cared for a brain-injured patient who was having side effects from an antiepileptic medication. While trying to figure out what to do for him, I happened upon a colleague of mine (let’s call him Dr. Brain) who wrote one of the leading textbooks on traumatic brain injury, and [...]

Getting It Done: Four Tips for Learning Efficiently

By Jalan Burton, MD, MPH|2015-08-27T09:00:58-04:00August 27th, 2015|Learning|

I like to think of my ability to study as B.C. and A.C. – before child and after child. For the past 4 years (one in medical school and 3 in residency), I’ve juggled patient care and scholarship and spending time with my husband and our energetic son. [...]

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