Check out Stanford Medicine X, including the research competition on “how social media is being used to innovate in medical education.” “Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and […]
Alternative media and metrics for academic promotion.
By Daniel Cabrera (@CabreraERDR)
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 job is not to create knowledge obscura, trapped in ivory towers and only accessible to the enlightened; the knowledge we create and manage needs to impact our communities.
Academic Promotions and Tenure Committees in our institutions are charged with ensuring that the scholarly work of faculty impacts the academy. These committees aim to provide a promotion system rewarding the influence and significance of research, clinical care and education. The committees reward consistency and excellence.
The current scholarly publication citation system is a surrogate for this impact. The idea of creating an “impact factor” is to
The Impact of (Future) Technology on Health Professions Now
By Jonathan Sherbino (@sherbino) “The future is like a corridor into which we can see only by the light coming from behind.” – Edward Weyer It is very dangerous to predict the future. The only certainly is […]
Highlights from the ICRE 2014
By Jonathan Sherbino (@sherbino)
The International Conference on Residency Education is a global forum (more than 30 countries were represented this year) for those involved in residency education to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance training.
If you weren’t able to attend OR if you missed an event because of a competing session, the ICE blog editorial board has you covered. Below is a sample of some of the highlights.
Academics and SoMe – “What to use” and “Why”
By Jonathan Sherbino (@sherbino) Recently, I read a very compelling article from Nature. (Thanks @TChanMD!) Based on an e-survey of >3500 researchers in >95 countries, how academics use various social media platforms was described. Here are the […]