Making Clinical Teaching a “SNAPP”

I’m always on the lookout for new tools to try to improve my clinical teaching. I’ve been a fan of the “one-minute preceptor” for a while. One tool I’ve been very interested in but only recently begun to use is called SNAPPS.  Like the one-minute preceptor, SNAPPS is another tool that was developed for the […]

Blending Learning

This TEDx video features Dr. Joseph Kim discussing his recommendation for improving the relationship between teacher and learner.  While his talk is geared towards undergraduate university teaching, there are several pearls for medical teachers. In order to improve teaching, he points out that we need to: 1. Structure courses to take advantage of technology: This […]

Hack Your Education

Can you learn medicine in just 1 year?  Unlikely, but if it’s possible to cover the content of a MIT computer science degree in 1 year, then anything is possible.  In this talk from TEDx Eastside Prep, Scott Young, a self described “speed reading, vegetarian, holistic learning, productivity hacking, recent university graduate,” discusses his views […]

Advice to New Interns

It’s that time of year again.  The time of the year that you see the new interns scrambling through the department, eyes wide as saucers, running scared, and hungry for experience.  As an educator, it’s a refreshing time to be at work! With the start of the interns, many blogs have been providing advice to […]

Stick with the Herd?

Knowing is not enough.  We must apply. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe My daily commute to work takes me through the hills of western Pennsylvania.  It takes me 40 minutes to make the trip so I’ve really come to love podcast and audio based education.  Mel Herbert and the crew at EMRAP do a great job […]

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