Performance Under Pressure


Justin Morgenstern over at First10EM has published a small book disguised as a blog post on stress in medicine, its effect on performance, and strategies to tackle it effectively.

…if there is just one takeaway point it is this: we are all human. We can’t escape it. Stress is part of our jobs, and stress has significant impacts on how we perform. In emergency medicine, we will never eliminate that stress. Therefore, it is essential that we practice a number of the tools discussed here to ensure that we are always able to perform at our best, even under extreme pressure.

Intentionally or not, Justin has created the go-to #FOAMed reference for stress in medicine, complete with intelligent discussion, relevant physiology, and links to other key resources on the topic.

Read it. Bookmark it. Come back to it later.



Browsing the Stacks: What Would Happen to Education if We Took Education Evidence Seriously?

Editors Note: Welcome to Browsing the Stacks, a new section of The Teaching Institute Blog that will focus on reviewing books and journal articles that we feel will be of interest to you as educators.

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Beating Burnout


Burnout. It’s real. And I know, because I’ve been there.


I knew that I’d been feeling bad mentally, that I’d had random aches and pains,

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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: