Adding courses to the undegrad degree and other ideas

Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 7 02:26:56 UTC 2014


> The other option is, is there a way to add some of the courses to the
> undergrad degree? Also, since what we're talking about is a
> communications class, is there a way to have a combined
> communications/interview class for medical students? I'm not sure that
> the one we have now works as well as it could.
>
> I know, you've seen one medical school, you've seen one medical school.
>
> Thanks for all the thoughts!
>
> Victoria
>
> On 1/6/2014 8:27 PM, Nonie Leonidas wrote:
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> > Below is my proposal to our Dean of College of Medicine at University
>
> > of the Philippines for consideration:
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> >
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> > In the coming 10 to 15 years, most medical students will attend lesser
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> > lecture based teaching program. Instead, after the first year of core
>
> > lectures and demonstrations, they will be shadowing residents,
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> > fellows, or consultants of their choice for two to three years until
>
> > they graduate. It will be like a “mini-residency” program of their
> design.
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> >
>
> >
>
> > Their board examinations will not be based on multiple choice format
>
> > of the 20th century. Their test will mostly be oral examinations or
>
> > actual patients interview and diagnosis about their area of study. Or
>
> > it will be a simulated computerized patient encounter. Just like what
>
> > pilots do in their simulators in a cockpit.
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> >
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> >
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> > Because of the avalance of information and abundance of
>
> > randomized-controlled trial studies, traditional teaching methods will
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> > not be able to cope with the transfer of these new information.
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> >
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> >
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> > Instead, students will learn to do “Just-In-Time” information
>
> > managment. Suppose a student is seeing a patient with “wheezing,” with
>
> > a few taps and swipe in a iPad or tablet, she or he can easily look at
>
> > the differential diagnosis, pertinent questions to ask, phyical
>
> > findings to look for, and treatment. There will be even videos of how
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> > to listen for wheezing and how it sounds like as well as the clinical
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> > appearance of a patient with respiratory distress showing the
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> > retraction of the inter-costal ribs correlated with the O2 saturation.
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> > The video will feature also how the treatment is done and the recovery
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> > of the patient. At the end of the video are the references and links
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> > in the internet and tips how to reduce medical errors in the diagnosis
>
> > and management.
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> >
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> >
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> > Why is this new format of learning coming to replace the traditional
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> > spoon feeding of canned information? Because of rapid applications of
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> > technology, apps, and new cognitive research findings, faculties of
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> > medical schools will learn soon that their student are happier and
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> > smarter if less traditional teaching are used. Instead, their students
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> > will be given more freedom to study what is interesting and fun for
>
> > them, and not what professors want to talk about.
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> >
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> >
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> > This New educational format might come sooner than you think.
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> >
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> >
>
> > Leonardo L. Leonidas, MD
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> >
>
> > Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics (retired 2008)
>
> >
>
> > Distinguished Career Teaching Award, 2009
>
> >
>
> > Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
>
>







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