Terrific T6 talks – Giving Feedback

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Most educators know how to give feedback using the “SH#T Sandwich Technique” [Good points followed by bad points followed by a “there’s still hope for the future” statement]. Here’s a great link by the Alberta Rural Physicians Action Plan that provides concise and high-quality teaching tools for clinicians including how to give effective feedback.[bookmark this site] Feedback and the Learning cycle: Learners exist in a cycle of competence. You need to know where …

Terrific T6 talks – Teaching Clinical Reasoning

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The SNAPPS approach Unsatisfied with teaching historically “passive” learners in the outpatient context, Wopaw and co[ Link ] created this paradigm. They believed that it would allow more engagement during case presentations – linking learner initiation and preceptor facilitation in an “active learning conversation“.SNAPPS stands for: (1) Summarize briefly the history and findings. (2) Narrow the differential to two or three relevant possibilities. (3) Analyze the differential by comparing and contrasting the possibilities. …

Terrific ‘train the trainer to teach trainees’ (T6) talks – Diagnosing the Learner

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Recently participated in a Faculty Development workshop with some brilliant colleagues – Dr Rob Woods together with Sean Polreis and Deirdre Bonnycastle [see her work on my fav links page] . Below I will share the pearls that I gleaned. Some of the concepts derived from the ED STAT course put on by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. “Smartest person in the room is THE ROOM”. Train the trainer [or “T3” if …

Trust me! (no explanation required)

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Two stories: ONE Yesterday I had a patient come to the ER because she didn’t trust the family doctor she had just seen at the clinic who “gave me a prescription for puffers worth hundreds of dollars without even listening to her chest!”‘ I did my usual and diagnosed the child with reactive airways (likely asthma due to positive family history) … I told the parent that I agreed with the original diagnosis, …

Courage to Make Lemonade

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I just found out that a colleague and mentor [to whom I owe much] had a skiing accident in which he broke his neck. It’s early days, but the outcome may not be so good. From what I hear he was joking around before going in for an 11-hour spine operation. He was joking about trying to take down a tree with his head [and was haggling a  price for the skis he …

Contagion – Pearls on Working Through a Pandemic

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Unlike my usual posts this one is more ‘medical’ so here’s my disclaimer: the following is my opinion. You need to read around my post and make up your own mind. This one of the best products in the market with the added value that refrigeration is not necessary. Our Online Canadian Pharmacy is also accredited by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA). Watched the movie Contagion the other night. Scary stuff. There’s a …