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A fundamental (often neglected) lecture skill: presenting with credibility

Author: Ana Gabriela Palis, MD. Ann Eye Sci 2017; 2:38. Being credible as medical speakers is a fundamental quality to achieve. Although there are many factors that determine the credibility of a medical presenter, the way presentations are delivered (the lecture’s structure, visual aids, and the lecturer’s communication skills and engagement with the audience) will [...]

The good doctor: more than medical knowledge and surgical skill

Authors: Andreas K. Lauer, Dariah A. Lauer. Annals of Eye Science, July 2017. doi: 10.21037/aes.2017.05.04. In this Editorial, authors explain the whole spectrum of medical competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education, and other attributes (open-mindedness, empathy, compassion, calmness, attentiveness, adaptability, self-improvement, passion, confidence, and humility) that, in addition to strong medical [...]

Operating Room Performance Improves after Proficiency-Based Virtual Reality Cataract Surgery Training

Authors: Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, Daniella Bach-Holm, Hadi Kjaerbo, Klavs Hojgaard Olsen, Yousif Subhi, George Saleh, Yoon Soo Park, Morten la Cour, Lars Konge. Ophthalmology 2017; 124(4):524-31. Authors’ main purpose for this study was to investigate the effect of virtual reality proficiency-based training on cataract surgery performance. Their secondary objective was to define which surgeons [...]

An evidence-based approach to surgical teaching in ophthalmology.

Authors: Alice C. Lorch, Carolin E. Kloek Surv Ophthalmol 2017; 62(3):371-7. In this article authors delineate a program of preprocedural, intraprocedural, and postprocedural teaching of ophthalmic surgery to maximize resident’s skill acquisition in a constructive learning environment. You can download this paper by clicking here. * I have no financial interest to disclose (GP).

How to Become an Authentic Speaker

Author: Nick Morgan Harvard Business Review 2008;86(11):115-9. Communication expert Nick Morgan describes four aims to meet when rehearsing a presentation: 1) Being open to your audience 2) Connecting with your audience 3) Being passionate about your topic 4) Listening to your audience. He provides useful and practical examples to work on all of these areas. [...]

The Reliability, Validity, and Feasibility of Multisource Feedback Physician Assessment: A Systematic Review

Authors: Tyrone Donnon, Ahmed Al Ansari, Samah Al Alawi, and Claudio Violato. In this systematic review the authors analyze 43 articles to investigate the reliability, generlizability, validity, and feasibility of 360-degree evaluations for the assessment of physicians. They found out that this kind of assessment is an effective method for providing feedback to physicians about [...]

Twelve tips for addressing medical student and resident physician lapses in professionalism

Authors: Steven Rougas, Bethany Gentilesco, Emily Green, Libertad Flore Medical Teacher 2016; 37(10):901-7 This article reviews the literature related to addressing unprofessional behavior among trainees in medicine and provides a framework to provide practical guidance and empowerment for educators responsible for addressing medical student and resident physician lapses in professionalism. You can download this article [...]

What do I do? Developing a competency inventory for postgraduate (residency) program directors.

Authors: Susan J. Lieff, Ari Zaretsky, Glen Bandiera, Kevin Imrie, Salvatore Spadafora, Susan Glover Takahashi Medical Teacher 2016; 38(10):1011-6 In this articles the authors publish a Postgraduate Program Director Competency Inventory in order to frame the performance of program directors for a multisource feedback program and improve effective leadership of postgraduate programs. They included five [...]

Twelve tips for postgraduate or undergraduate medics building a basic microsurgery simulation training course

Authors: Katrina A. Mason, Evgenia Theodorakopoulou, Georgios Pafitanis, Ali M. Ghanem, Simon R. Mayers Medical Teacher 2016; 38(9):872-8 In this article authors provide a series of practical recommendations for setting up and run a basic ex-vivo microsurgery simulation training course: Attend other basic micro-surgery courses to gain experience from a student’s perspective Choose an appropriate [...]

The good student is more than a listener – The 12+1 roles of the medical student

Authors: D. E. Karakitsiou, A. Markou, P. Kyriakou, M. Pieri, M. Abuaita, E. Bourousis, T. Hido, A. Tsatsaragkou, A. Boukali, C. de Burbure and I. D. K. Dimoliatis Med Teach 2012; 34:e1-e8 Authors designed 12+1 roles of the good medical student to complement Harden’s 12 roles of the teacher and grouped them into six areas: [...]