Clinician Educators and Midlife Crisis

Crosspost from ICENet blog By: Daniel Cabrera (@cabreraERDR) The life cycle of a Clinician Educator (CE) is not much different from typical professionals in industrialized countries; however, there is a significant upfront investment in our careers (undergrad, med school, residency, fellowship and graduate programs) that may make the timing of the mid portion of our careers different…

Academia Rising: The Long Voyage from the Lyceum to Twitter

Crosspost from CORDEMblog Image by Rich Grundy (flicker) used under CC BY 2.0 Author: Daniel Cabrera @cabreraERDR If you are reading this blog post, you are at least peripherally aware of the (aspirational) rise of Social Media based education incarnated on its favorite son, the Free Open Access Medical education movement (#FOAMed). There are many positives about the…

EM Mindset: Daniel Cabrera – The Chaos Organizer and the Fear Tamer

Crosspost from emDocs.net / Excerpt from this book This is not news, our job as Emergency Physicians is difficult, very difficult. Every shift is a complicated balancing act managing tens of patients, with multiple complaints, varying degrees of acuity and suffering. We are limited by the resources available, our brain’s ability to process complex information,…

Alternative media and metrics for academic promotion.

Crosspost from ICENet blog   By: Daniel Cabrera  The moral and societal duty of an academic physician is to advance science, improve the care of his/her patients and share knowledge. Part of this role requires physicians to inform the public debate, responsibly influence policy and help translate complex practice for the public. As Clinician Educators our…

Simplicity and Entropy in Emergency Medicine

Crosspost from emDocs.net Author: Daniel Cabrera, MD (Assistant Professor of EM / Associate Program Director, Mayo Clinic) // Editor: Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK) & Justin Bright, MD (@JBright2021) The job of an Emergency Physician (EP) is difficult. Every shift we balance the difficulties of making a decision with suboptimal information and resources amidst a sea of…

Failure is always an option

This is crosspost from ICENet blog By Daniel Cabrera  When I reflect on my life as a learner and as an educator, there are several things I wish I learned in medical school and that I hope I can teach to our students. Among them, is the concept and the praxis of grit or resiliency. I didn’t realize about…

Learning. Simple.

This is a crosspost from ICENet blog By Daniel Cabrera The concept of complexity, particularly complex adaptive systems, have taken over the discussion in many areas of our society, from social networks, to management theory to education; even this blog has discussed the theories of complexity and how to manage it. At the same time as the discussion on complexity-related disciplines…

FOAM and the Rhizome: An interconnected, non-hierarchical approach to MedEd

This is crosspost from ICENet blog By Daniel Cabrera and Damian Roland In the previous two posts of this mini-series we have discussed the general idea of rhizomics applied to knowledge and how this informs a learning model for Social Media-based education.  In a nutshell rhizomics uses the analogy of the rhizome, the branching root structure used by plants, to demonstrate an…