Archive for category: Medical Education

Getting Things Done in a Hyperdistracted World

03 May
May 3, 2018

I have been accused by many of my colleagues and friends as being hypomanic.  They always wonder how I get so much done.  Do I function on 4 – 5 hours of sleep?  Is it the fact that I am not married or don’t have kids?  Well those things definitely help, but I think it’s […]

Keeping Up in EM at Cook County Grand Rounds

02 May
May 2, 2018

Background: With hundreds of journals, and thousands of publications in any given month it is near impossible to sift through all the current medical literature and hope that you find the most pertinent articles that could impact practice. One of the key mission statements of REBEL EM is cutting down the knowledge translation of research to clinical […]

REBEL Cast Ep 45: How to Build a Great Presentation

05 Feb
February 5, 2018

What’s Wrong With Lectures/Presentations Now? Lecturing style has remained stagnant despite the fact that our understanding of how people learn has changed. Most presentations make the supportive media (i.e. slides) the focus of the presentation without thought about the story or the delivery. Lectures are too focused on the educator instead of focusing on the […]

The EM Mindset

12 Jul
July 12, 2017

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) defines Emergency Medicine (EM) as: “The initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious medical, surgical, or psychiatric care.” I would take this a step further and say these patients are often undifferentiated and come at all hours of the day/night. As the EM physician […]

Don’t Kill Your Audience with Bulletpoints

10 Jul
July 10, 2017

It is impossible for the audience to read and listen at the same time.  A person can task switch, but cannot multitask, therefore if they are reading your slides, they are not listening to you.  Vision is one of our most important senses.  It is a well-known fact that the a significant portion  of our […]

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