Drinking water from a fire hose
Brita horn: drinking from a fire hose
The findings of this survey show a significant change in how medical students prepare for exams. It’s time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new! While textbooks, especially big, heavy, scholarly ones, are still valuable, they have become a secondary source of information for medical students studying for exams.
Qbanks and multimedia resources are examples of “active” learning tools, in which the user communicates with the informational resources by answering questions or watching interactive video presentations.
Is there a significant generational change in learning styles if Qbanks and digital tools are so common among medical students? According to analysis, this is real. According to a recent article in BMC Medical Education, an increasing number of medical students are preparing for exams using a range of learning resources. Textbooks don’t seem to offer students the same ability to integrate various learning modes, such as visual, audio, and memorization methods, into improving study practices for exams.
Drinking from a fire hose?
When you talk with HKS students and alumni, one common thing you can hear is that it is a very busy spot. There seems to be a talk, panel, study group, seminar, meeting, brown bag lunch, or screening going on all of the time. “Matt, you said attending HKS was like drinking water from a fire hose, and now that I am here, I understand what you mean!” a new student said just this week in my office. I went through some of my latest email and compiled a list of activities at Harvard Business School and elsewhere. Please keep in mind that this is just a sample of emails from the past few weeks. Since these are screen shots, none of the links are involved.
Drinking water from a firehose. so to speak.
I have problems with confidence. This is a crucial realization for me, particularly when it comes to overseeing artistic and organizational development. So, for this month’s blog, I’ve chosen to process my thoughts about how confidence plays a role in the production of This Is Water Theatre.
We were, in my opinion, a small ensemble company in a small city with little artistic prestige, and no ensemble at the time. I was hoping for fifty submissions, and even that was a stretch…
Andrew Roblyer’s series Drinking from a Firehose starts with a look at integrity. Who makes it happen? What is the source of it? And, most significantly, how will theaters use it to better communicate with their audiences?
Learning in medical school is like trying to drink from a fire
The rate of technological change, as well as the amount of knowledge and data accessible to healthcare providers, has become almost daunting in recent years. Some projections indicate that the time it would take to double the amount of medical information will have decreased from 3.5 years in 2010 to 0.2 years in 2020, thanks to the rapid proliferation of emerging technologies that provide data on an unparalleled scale. 1 Along with this growth, industry estimates show that in 2017, more than 325,000 healthcare apps were available on smart phones in the direct-to-consumer market, with over 3 billion downloads planned. 2 This poses challenges for healthcare leaders when it comes to educating patients on potential treatment options.