Medical education and the forensic pathologist

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The Knowledge Illusion

The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone<p>Pan Macmillan, Apr 6, 2017 - Psychology<p>About the author (2017)<p>Bibliographic information<p>Title<p>The …


That’s What You Think

Why reason and evidence won’t change our minds.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had …

Confessions of a Junior Doctor review: a must-watch for anyone who cares about the NHS

Everyone whinges about work. Most of us in employment can be relied upon to regularly declare ourselves cruelly overworked, not to mention grossly underpaid. But if <b>Confessions of a Junior Doctor</b> (Channel 4) was to be believed – and on the evidence presented, it was hard not to – the bright young …

Health Care

Anthill 12: Don't remember this

In this episode of The Anthill podcast we delve into the world of memory. We talk to psychologists, historians and political scientists about how and …

South Korea

The harrowing hospital night shift nothing could have prepared me for

Years of medical training can never prepare you for your role in someone else’s tragedy and its emotional impact<p>The most important part of every night shift is matching your scrub top to your bottoms. Odd shades, bad luck. Match for the best chance of success.<p>I’m full of superstition because fate …


Education Theory Made Practical: Reflective Practice

(From the E-i-C: Here are links to the introduction and previous chapters. We need your comments / peer review to make this primer on education …

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." - Sir William Osler- #FOAMed #MedEd

Nasal tampons, black alerts and Peppa Pig: junior doctors confess all

Ahead of a Channel 4 documentary on the lives of the UK’s 60,000 junior doctors, four of them tell us about the fear, joy and exhaustion of life on the NHS frontline<p>From as young as 23, junior doctors work in every department of a hospital, from the corridors of A&E to the operating theatres. A new …


MEdIC Series: The Case of the Lazy Learners - Expert Review and Curated Community Commentary

<i>The Case of the Lazy Learners</i> outlined a scenario of an emergency attending, Chris, who questions the work-ethic, dedication, and professionalism of …

Medical School

The Unofficial Guide to Medicine

<i>“I loved this book! Easy to read with great concise and relevant information. The book provides more than just explanations of commonly tested</i> …




Sociology Research Methods: Crash Course Sociology #4

Death During Simulation: A Literature Review. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>One of the goals of simulation is to teach subjects critical skills and knowledge applicable to live encounters, without the risk of …

Systematic Reviews

When is a Door Not a Door? Bias, Heuristics & Metacognition

<i>This is an amended version of a talk on metacognition I gave at the Royal North Shore Hospital Grand Round. The clinical scenario has changed but the</i> …

Critical Thinking

Cognitive biases can hold learning back – here's how to beat them

Biases get in the way of clear and rational thinking. But once teachers can spot them, they’re easy to overcome<p>Our thought processes are not always clear or rational, and one reason for this is cognitive biases. These are thought processes that can alter how you perceive things and get in the way …


Assisted Death & The Value of Life: Crash Course Philosophy #45

Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology #3

NHS confusing public by using 'gobbledygook'

<b>Imagine the scene. Up and down the country, local NHS leaders are crowded into meeting rooms discussing information transfers and ambulatory care, when someone jumps up and shouts "I've had enough of sticky toffee puddings".</b><p>Confused? You're not the only one. The language being used by the health …


Glasgow medical students to resit exam after 'collusion'

<b>Final-year medical students at Glasgow University will have to resit an exam after evidence of "collusion" was uncovered.</b><p>About 270 undergraduate students at the university's medical school are affected.<p>The university said the clinical examination they sat earlier this year had now been declared …


Why is there so little social diversity in medicine?

Only 7% of students across the UK are privately educated, but 26% of medical students went to fee-paying schools<p>Medicine in the UK has traditionally been deemed an elite profession that excludes those from low socioeconomic groups. A mere 7% of students are privately educated, but 26% of medical …


Communication is key. #MedEd #PatientExperience #hcsm

Maturational differences in undergraduate medical students’ perceptions about feedback

Abstract<p>Medical Education 2012: <b>46:</b><i>711–721</i><p><b>Context </b> Although medical students receive varied feedback throughout their training programmes, research …

They live: what happened when I asked if anyone still used Learning Styles

<b>Tom Bennett</b> turns over a rock- and finds Learning Styles alive and well<p>When I trained as a teacher Learning Styles were referenced uncritically …


"I just know" replaces systematic reviews at top of evidence pyramid

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) announced today that “I just know” will replace systematic reviews as the top level of …

The Art of Anatomy

Emily Evans, artist and anatomy teacher, takes us through the wonders of the human body and its power to inspire all kinds of art, from song lyrics …

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