Age-related demographic change is not being matched by a growth in relevant undergraduate medical education, in particular communication skills pertinent to elderly patients. To address this, a workshop for medical students focusing on important communication skills techniques for interacting with patients with dementia was designed by clinicians from the Geriatric,
In medicine, knowledge is embodied and socially, temporally, spatially, and culturally distributed between actors and their environment. In addition, clinicians increasingly are using technology in their daily work to gain and share knowledge. Despite these characteristics, surprisingly few studies have incorporated the theory of distributed cognition (DCog), which emphasizes how
Learning physical examination skills is an essential element of medical education. Teaching strategies include practicing the skills either alone or in-group. It is unclear whether students benefit more from training these skills individually or in a group, as the latter allows them to observing their peers. The present study, conducted
One of a group’s most valuable resources is the expertise of its members. How this expertise is or is not used has a major impact on group performance. However, determining expertise is often difficult. Thus the issue of how many group members need to be aware of expertise before the
If we were to paint a canvas reflecting what is capturing our imaginations as medical education researchers, we would use rich, bold colours and overlapping strokes to convey our deep and diverse investment in developingways to train clinicians to provide effective and compassionate care. We would then paint thick black lines across the canvas to represent how these efforts are
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires physicians in training to be educated in 6 competencies considered important for independent medical practice. There is little information about the experiences that residents feel contribute most to the acquisition of the competencies.
To understand how residents perceive their learning of the
Over the course of writing #SocialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview dozens of clinicians who expressed the challenges they face with lifelong learning. As currently designed, the great majority of medical education opportunities provide isolated learning experiences - a
Knowledge management is normally approached in the context of a single organization’s activities. Recently the focus has been extended to activities which span beyond organizational boundaries, especially to the key role of social learning across organizations. The concept of ‘local social knowledge management’ has been used to stress the process
Medical education providers should take page out of Cisco's social learning playbook.
The Cisco Learning Network has become an industry-wide portal where IT students and professionals around the globe learn, share knowledge and find job opportunities. Cisco VP Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn says that the network is helping her company grow faster, particularly
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE TO OFFER CERTIFICATE IN LUNG CANCER DECISION‐MAKING
MILLSTONE Township, NJ (January 31, 2013) ‐ Oncology Learning Network (OLN), an initiative of North American Center for Continuing Education (NACCME), announces the development of “Decision‐making in Non‐small Cell Lung Cancer,” a 14‐week, web‐based continuing education initiative for health professionals who care for non‐small cell lung cancer