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ReachMD Interview: “Understanding Personal Learning Strategies in Medical Education”

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lawrence Sherman as part of the ReachMD lifelong learning series produced in conjunction with the Alliance for CEhp.  The interview is airing all this week on ReachMD (channel 167 on SiriusXM) and the podcast is available for download on (after registering). The interview touches on a number of topics related to how clinicians form questions in practice, how they structure their learning opportunities, and (of course) the natural learning actions model.

Here is the summary of the interview as described on the reachMD site:

Physicians and other medical professionals face an endless array of options for how to approach their own continuing education throughout their clinical careers. But there is a science behind learning behaviors that can help improve the quality of clinical education at the individual level. How is this science being investigated, and what are the practical applications for lifelong learning? Join host Lawrence Sherman in welcoming Dr. Brian McGowan, Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, Inc, to consider this personalized CME movement and its potential impacts on medical careers.


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The interview will air 20 times this week (All times Eastern)

Monday 2:40 AM, 2:40 PM and 7:00 AM, 7:00 PMREACHMD logo
Tuesday 12:40 AM, 12:40 PM and 5:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:40 AM, 10:40 PM and 3:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Thursday 8:40 AM, 8:40 PM and 1:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Friday 6:40 AM, 6:40 PM and 11:00 AM, 11:00 PM

For what it is worth, I recommend the entire series and would love to see more of this broad sharing and dissemination being leveraged across the medical education community.  Kudos to the Alliance and ReachMD for continuing this series, and here’s hoping that we can build this out over time.

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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