This practical textbook helps educators effectively prepare students for seldom-taught issues that arise daily in the practice of clinical medicine.
In Contemporary Challenges in Medical Education: From Theory to Practice, experienced clinician-educators offer real-world examples of various pedagogical and clinical scenarios, providing evidence- and theory-based approaches to managing them. They discuss topics including courage, humility, and empathy in medicine; failure and burnout; graceful self-promotion; positive role-modeling; work ethics and attitudes; bedside manner; ethical and legal challenges in the era of electronic health records; and controversial subjects—such as gun ownership and abortion—and how to address them. Chapters also recommend ways to promote a culture of wellbeing in the learning environment, including strategies for dealing with microaggressions on female and minority students and faculty. This volume is a valuable resource for frontline educators who wish to help learners navigate the transition from layperson to medical professional.
Eric Rosenberg M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Professor Of Medicine
Rebecca J Beyth M.D., M.Sc
Professor, Associate Residency Program Director
Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
SECTION I. Professional Development
|Focusing on Well-Being||Irene M. Estores and Margaret C. Lo|
|Medical Error and Resilience||Maryam Sattari, James Smith, and Robert Watson|
|Attitude and Work Ethic||Henrique Kallas and Rebecca J. Beyth|
|Professional Identity Formation||Melanie Gross Hagen, Neal Holland, and Lynn Monrouxe|
|Graceful Self-Promotion: An Approach for Career Development||Katherine N. Huber, Zareen Zaidi, and Page S. Morahan|
SECTION II. Professionalism Issues
|Teaching Women and Minorities: The Challenges of Microaggressions in Medical Education||Dianne Goede, Danielle Panna, Zareen Zaidi, and Monica Vela|
|Courage in Medicine||John Massini, Nila Radhakrishnan, and Eric I. Rosenberg|
|The Secret in the Care of the Learner||Ying Nagoshi, Paulette Hahn, and Alma Littles|
|Teaching Humility and Avoiding Hierarchy||Jason S. Fromm, Robert S. Egerman, and Rebecca R. Pauly|
SECTION III. Implications for Teaching
|A Framework for Discussing Controversial Topics in Medical Education||Ryan Nall, Lauren Solberg, Robert L. Cook, and Brenda Rogers|
|Teaching in the Electronic Era: Medical Records and Social Media||Edlira Maska, Eric I. Rosenberg, and Daniëlle Verstegen|
|Introspection about Role Modeling||Juan Guarderas, Maureen Novak, and Carolyn Stalvey|
|Teaching and Learning Empathy||Ashleigh Wright, Jeffrey Budd, and Rebecca R. Pauly|