How are Podcasts Used by EM Residents?

Background: Over the past few years, podcasts have become an increasingly popular modality for education in Emergency Medicine.  Surveys of EM residents have shown that residents are spending a larger amount of time listening to podcasts,

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Four Tips to Make Your Slides Hip

One of my very good friends, Ross Fisher, states that every great talk has three core components: the story, the supportive media, and the delivery.

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Anki: The Ultimate Spaced Repetition Tool

By Scott Kobner

Medical Student
New York University School of Medicine


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Why We Should Update Our Supportive Media

Great presenters spend an inordinate amount of time on their slide set/supportive media. Supportive media is just one piece of the presentation but an important one. Bad slides ruin a presentation and draw focus away from the speaker and the message.

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The 4 Educational Principles of Podcasting

4 Educational Principles of Podcasting: PERR

by Anton Helman, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP



We know that people who listen to medical education podcasts listen mostly when they are driving or exercising.

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Iain Beardsell: Man, Myth, Legend

With the 2nd sell out ticket release of DAS SMACC last week, I felt it fitting to showcase our friend and #TTCNYC16 faculty member, Iain Beardsell.

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Weingart: “Before the Slides”


This is a not a talk about slides.

Slides are like the teeth of a meth addict.


– Scott Weingart, November 14, 2016


New episode of The Teaching Course podcast is up, and it’s a beauty. Fresh from #TTCNYC16, Scott Weingart of EMCrit shares his comprehensive and nuanced yet surprisingly easy-to-grasp approach to presentation preparation, from the “Why?” to the “What? to the “How?”

One of his best tips? Don’t give your audience your slides, but rather give them something actually useful, like a “handout” or webpage that adds something to what they’ve already learned from you. Perfect example? Here’s his list of resources, references, and recommended reading for this talk:


▸ Spaced Repetition: Proof of Concept

spaced-repetitionBackground: In education, the fact of the matter is that the traditional classroom lecture isn’t going anywhere.  Many of us realize that this is not the most optimal way to accomplish knowledge acquisition.  

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Learning despite yourself

Great summary of concepts from the book Making It Stick from Justin Morgenstern:

We spend so much time trying to learn medicine, but we never really learn how to learn… I wish I had been given this book before starting medical school. Actually, it would have been more beneficial before starting university, or even high school. It explains clearly why learning seemed so easy but ephemeral.

This book has been making the rounds for a while now, but I still don’t think we’ve managed to effectively find a way to integrate these concepts into curricula.

▸ On Negative Feedback

Recently, a friend approached me to discuss some feedback he had gotten after a national level lecture. This was his first large lecture in front of a room of about 300 and he was quite proud of his work afterwards. But when he approached me he appeared crushed.

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