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  We had our inaugural residency retreat last month! Our guest speaker was Dr Paul Parks – a humble affable family man and Emergency Physician who was unwittingly thrust into the public eye after Emails were leaked documenting failures in the Alberta Health Care system resulting in ER “suboptimal outcomes”. Dr Parks and colleagues documented what they felt were deleterious outcomes in patients in the waiting room of  the University of Alberta Hospital …

Terrific T6 Talks – CanWHA?

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Thanks to Rob Woods for this: CanMEDS is a term unfamiliar for many current practicing physicians. The term stands for: Canadian Medical Education Directives for Specialists.  It was born out of a concept called ‘Outcome-Based Education‘.  The idea is that you should first decide what the product you want is, then design your assessment tools to measure those competencies and finally develop the curriculum and teaching methods to help trainees achieve those assessment …

Terrific T6 talks – Teaching in a Busy ER

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The Learning Context: Includes: Physical climate Emotional climate Intellectual climate Has definite effects on: Academic achievement Satisfaction Aspirations It’s therefore important to foster a positive learning environment: Absence of hunger and sleep deprivation. Learning is perceived to be a priority. Safe environment. FUN environment. Individual needs and goals met. Learners are part of the team. Two recent publications by the Bandiera et al highlighted the following: The above publications showed that highly effective …

Terrific T6 talks – Assessment

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Terrific T6 talks – The Problem Learner

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Exercise: Reflect on the type of student that annoys/clashes with you. What type of student do you have no idea how to work with? Generally teachers avoid voicing negative feelings towards learners, but in truth there will always be a student that pushes your understanding, patience and goodwill to the limit. How do you deal? Here are some hopefully helpful tips. Understanding Problem Learners Generally, two kinds of problems exist with learners – …

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 …