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Clinical Discipline

#48 – When they don’t bend, you break

This episode delves into the challenges faced by healthcare professionals within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), focusing on the inflexibility of training pathways. The paper uncovers themes of rigid career advancement, limited work-life balance, and systemic barriers hindering diversity. By offering real-world perspectives, it sheds light on the urgent need for reform in medical education to foster inclusivity and adaptability. You will not only gain a deeper understanding of the complexities within the healthcare system and be inspired to advocate for change but also gotten a thorugh recap on Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

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#40 That’s a Terrible Idea. Sign me Up! MHPE programs around the world 

WHY are these MHPE program so popular? In this episode, the hosts discuss the explosion of Master’s in Health Professions Education programs around the world. They discuss a paper reporting on the goals of these programs, the expectations Directors have of the graduates, and future directions.

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#38 Feedback: One More Time

Feedback convention (dogma?) suggests that it should be given immediately. This episode examines that premise. Via an elegant experiment, the authors examine the effect of feedback on learning and the optimal timing of feedback. Spoiler alert: it’s an experiment, so you’ll need to squint/stretch to see how/if the findings change your teaching practice.

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#37 – The 3Ms Do you depend on your phone?

In this episode, the papers podcast team reviews a paper that explores media multitasking (MMM) among medical students. The paper applies a theory-based approach to understand the beliefs and factors that influence MMM behavior and its impact on academic performance. The team discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the paper, the use of theory and methods, and the relevance and usefulness of the findings for health professions education. Tune in to hear their lively and insightful conversation.

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#36 – My best mistake 

In today’s episode, the hosts discuss a paper about the medical errors committed by physicians—their triggers, the topics they reflect in relation to those errors, and what lessons they take away from those error experiences. While that is the topic of the paper, the hosts debate several points in the paper—not the least of which being: What can you do when your research data are actually chapters in a published book?  

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