Archive for category: Medical Education

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 […]

Redo Data

06 Jul
July 6, 2017

If there’s one thing that bothers me most in presentations, it’s this: the insertion of data tables into slides.  Often times you’ll see snapshots of random tables taken from an article PDF filled with rows of numbers, p-values, and confidence intervals, occasionally accompanied by the quote, “As you can clearly see from the data.”

Lessons Learned and Take Home Points from dasSMACC – Day 3

30 Jun
June 30, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Social Media And Critical Care (SMACC) conference was held in Berlin, Germany this year (#dasSMACC). Over 2000 emergency physicians, intensivists, anesthetists, EMS providers, and nurses piled into the Tempodrom for three days of inspiring lectures and an all-around good time. This conference is truly a leader in innovation and continues […]