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Traditional methods of staying up to date with medical knowledge include structured activities like attending conferences and unstructured activities like reading journals–both of which involve the unidirectional transfer of knowledge.As medical schools shift to more collaborative models of training where students are encouraged to discuss and challenge what they are taught, one would expect that this type of learning may not be ideal for future generations of clinicians.Fortunately, we are now seeing the emergence of tools that will help add a new dimension to continuing education; one where even a rural primary care physician can participate in thoughtful debate about the latest hypertension guidelines with far flung peers.

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Brian S McGowan, PhD

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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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