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#TipsforEMexams: Heather Murray’s Exam Tips

In Mentorship, TipsForEMExams by Heather Murray1 Comment

Survivor of the 1997 exam (wow… does the exam really go that far back?) There is not much to add to the excellent tips already posted. But here I go with my tips. Incidentally they are the same things that I frequently tell my children! Answer practice questions – over and over again. There is a whole pile of evidence which supports what you already know: highlighting an article or a textbook is …

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#TipsforEMexams: The Psychological Science of Exams

In Mentorship, TipsForEMExams by Teresa ChanLeave a Comment

So, I ran into my friend Meghan McConnell the other day and we got chatting about how to make examinations less of a horrible experience. Dr. McConnell is a PhD researcher in the world renowned Program for Education Research & Development at McMaster University. Her research interests are in the area of how emotions influence training, assessment and performance of healthcare professions. Considering her interests and expertise, I thought it would be great to …

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#TipsforEMexams: Aaron Sibley presents his EM Exam Tips

In TipsForEMExams by Teresa Chan1 Comment

The snowball nomination fun has begun!  Originally I nominated Rob Woods, when then nominated Aaron Sibley from Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS).  Rob is currently an examiner for the RC exams, but he has kindly sent along some really good tips for studying that do not violate the terms of his confidentiality re: the exams. – TChan p.s. Also, we are still waiting on previous nominees… Heather Murray Chris Hicks *** Name:  Aaron Sibley, Survivor of …

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#TipsforEMexams: Dr. Rob Woods shares his EM Exam Tips

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#TipsforEMexam Series In the last post of this series, I (Dr. Teresa Chan) nominated a few people to blog about their EM exam tips for final year residents sitting their exams this year.  Dr. Nadim Lalani of USask already added his tips in the comments, but I also formally nominated Drs. Rob Woods (#USask) & Heather Murray (#QueensU). I now present you our first respondent: *** Name:  Rob Woods, Survivor of the 2007 RC emergency …

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#TipsforEMexams: Exam Study Tips Series

In Mentorship, TipsForEMExams by Teresa Chan4 Comments

As September arrives, my thoughts always turn towards memories of being in school.  The fun, the initial excitement… but then… with memories of school comes memories of exams. Inspired by the “How I work smarter series” this series will outline study tips for EM exams. They may seem a bit targeted towards the Canadian RC emergency medicine exam (because that’s the exam I wrote), but  I’m hoping that most of the tips from …