Tag: reflection

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August 24, 2016

The Value of Reflection in Clinical Teaching

By Patricia Stubenberg “No words are ofterner on our lips than thinking and thought.”  – John Dewey The teaching physician has opportunities for personal and professional growth through reflection and revisiting not only their own experiences in training and practice, but also their role as clinical teachers with medical students and residents.  Studies on reflection in […]
August 2, 2016

Learning Anatomy: Between Fear and Reality

By Wessam Ibrahim Learning Anatomy is a journey.  All medical students have some memories about their anatomy courses; some have good memories and some don’t. It’s October 1995.  I was a first-year medical student at my medical school in Egypt.  I had never seen a corpse except in horror movies.  I was so scared and […]
June 14, 2016

Sacred and Profane: Balancing the sanctity of the human body with the mechanics of cadaver dissection

By Michael Dauzvardis Often heard on the first day of anatomy lab: “Oh— I’m so glad the cadaver doesn’t look real. It is gray and ashen.  The skin is wrinkled and the head is shaven. I can do this— I’ll make the first cut.” In fall, in medical schools across the country, students begin their […]
March 9, 2016

Becoming Zusha: Reflecting on Potential in Medical Education and Practice

By Hedy Wald Reb Zusha* used to say: “When I die and come before the heavenly court, if they ask me, ‘Zusha, why were you not Abraham?’ I’ll say that I didn’t have Abraham’s intellectual abilities. If they say, ‘Why were you not Moses?’ I’ll say I didn’t have Moses’ leadership abilities. For every such […]
February 16, 2016

A Cut Above- A reduction in the number of cadavers and instructors actually improves the teaching of medical gross anatomy

By Michael Dauzvardis Time: midnight September, 2011 Place: gross anatomy lab Music playing softly in the background: Your Body is a Wonderland, by John Mayer “I’ve been at it for 4 hours and still can’t find the greater occipital nerve!” barks Joe, a first year medical student meticulously dissecting the posterior neck region on his […]
February 1, 2016

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