Category Archives: medical education

Presenting on a consult service: Rule number three

In my most recent post, I discussed the first 2 rules of presenting on a consult service.  In this post, we’ll take the next step.  Actually, this rule could go for any type of presentation, even in the clinic. Rule … Continue reading

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Presenting on a consult service: Rules number one and two

As an attending gastroenterology consultant, I have heard many a presentation from medical students, residents, and fellows that start something like this: This is a 64-year old woman with Afib, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, osteoarthritis, cholelithiasis, and depression, whom … Continue reading

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How much credit do you get for teaching?

I feel fortunate.  I work at a Medical School where the educators are superior.  Excellence in Medical Education is rewarded. However I cannot help but feel that we are far from equality in Academic Medicine.  The Clinician has the RVU; … Continue reading

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Medical Education vs Medical Journalism

Medical educators (sometimes called clinician educators or academic clinicians) often think of their* jobs as teaching our own students…those who are in medical school, residency, fellowship…as well as those who attend lectures and conferences…etc. Sometimes the best educators are not … Continue reading

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When the Doctor Becomes a Patient

Today I became a patient.  If you follow me on Twitter, then by now you know what happened.  Yes, I am embarrassed by what happened, but I’ll relinquish my HIPAA right to privacy for this moment. This afternoon I swam … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to Gastroenterology Training?

The state of gastroenterology training and education in the United States today can be summarized in one word: endoscopy. Gone are the days of the cognitive gastroenterologist, discussing the character, smell, texture, and color of a patient’s stool in an … Continue reading

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Doctor as Teacher: A Life Lesson to Future Doctors

I do a lot of teaching.  Truth be told, it is what drew me to stay in academic medicine.  As a subspecialist, I am fortunate enough to have multiple opportunities to lecture, train, and educate in a number of venues.  … Continue reading

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