January Faculty Development: Power Posing to Increase Presentation Quality

Power Posing to Increase Presentation Quality      Andy Biedlingmaier, Tufts M18 Student on Medical Education Elective Humans and nonhuman primates use open and expansive postures to convey power.  However, new research shows that these “high-power poses” not only communicate power, they also create it.  Therefore, high-power posing can be…

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July Faculty Development: Teaching Clinical Reasoning with the Think Aloud Technique

Teaching Clinical Reasoning with the Think Aloud Technique by Kelly M. Brooks, MD, Maine Track ‘16 “Expert clinicians frequently use automatic unconscious thinking processes as they gather and analyze clinical information to generate diagnoses. When experts use think aloud techniques, they articulate their thinking as they are reasoning and by doing so…

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June Faculty Development: Use of Social Media as a Supplement to Medical Education Curricula

Use of Social Media as a Supplement to Medical Education Curricula by Nate Rogers, MD, Maine track ‘16 Though the majority of medical education literature has studied social media and issues of professionalism in relation to its use, medical professionals are beginning to recognize its potential as a powerful educational…

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May Faculty Development: ARCH, A Guidance Model for Providing Effective Feedback to Medical Learners

ARCH Model for Guiding Effective Feedback for Medical Learners by: Conor Walsh, M17 Although feedback is a vital component of medical education and is important to ensure that standards are met, providing effective and appropriate feedback can be difficult for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. Oftentimes, feedback can be too general…

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March Faculty Development: Giving and Receiving Valuable Feedback

Giving and Receiving Valuable Feedback By Shannon M Bennett, DO The importance of feedback: Feedback is an integral part of the medical education process.  Both learners and educators need to know how to give as well as receive valuable feedback.  We all have areas we can improve upon and effective…

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December Faculty Development: Tips for Effective Presentation Slides

Why effective presentation slides matter Presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and Prezi are ubiquitous in medical education and the business of healthcare. When used appropriately in a direct presentation format, these tools let educators display visual aids, emphasize key points, and interact with learners to promote their understanding.

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July Faculty Development: Teaching Tips for the OR

The OR is an important teaching environment that presents unique challenges for both preceptor and student. Achieving an effective learning experience in this time sensitive setting with consideration of patient safety is the goal. In addition to modeling professionalism, teamwork and respect, a deliberate and consistent structure to operative teaching…

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