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Medical Coaching: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “Four Agreements”

In Commentary, Featured, Opinion by Nadim Lalani0 Comments

In medicine and medical education, we’re often hyper-focused on medical content, rather than the art of medicine. I recently finished reading Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements“1, and identified some excellent educational pearls for medical students, residents and practicing physicians; pertaining to self-awareness and belief systems. In his book (albeit with a rather religious theme) Ruiz walks the reader through what he calls the Four Agreements – contracts to make with oneself in order to …

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National Rounds | Diagnostic Reasoning: Should we trust our gut?

In Education & Quality Improvement, National Rounds by Jonathan Sherbino3 Comments

5On May 24th, 2016, Dr. Jonathan Sherbino (@sherbino) of McMaster University was invited to speak at Grand Rounds at the University of Saskatchewan on the topic of diagnostic reasoning. His presentation explained how physicians think of a diagnosis and how we can teach learners cognitive strategies to improve their diagnostic reasoning. This blog post has taken that wisdom and (hopefully) captured it in blog post form as the first blog edition of CanadiEM National Rounds. Misdiagnosis… The Boogieman …

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CAEP GeMES | The effectiveness of feedback by faculty to learners is often challenged by faculty factors

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Peter Rogers0 Comments

Dr. Hoag thoroughly enjoys working with Penelope, one of the senior residents at his hospital. He admires her knowledge, diligence on shifts and involvement in academic pursuits. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Hoag has become a mentor to Penelope, and often offers career advice. One day, Dr. Hoag observes Penelope treat a difficult psychiatric patient, and Penelope uncharacteristically loses her cool and verbally lashes back at the patient. After the shift, Dr. Hoag …