Archive for category: Medical Education

Building the “Perfect” Curriculum

02 Oct
October 2, 2018

I was asked to give a talk at ACEP 2018 on Building the Perfect Curriculum and given 25 minutes to make this happen.  As you can imagine there is no way the entirety of building a perfect curriculum can be done in 25 minutes nor is there such a thing as the perfect curriculum, as […]

Can’t We All Just Get Along? A Generational Survival Guide

02 Oct
October 2, 2018

Background: For the 1st time we have 4 generations in the workplace.  The reasons for this include, people are living longer on one end of the scale and there has been a huge acceleration in speed of information leading to quicker development of younger generations.  The remainder of this post will serve to describe a generational survival […]

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 […]