Achieving Excellence in Medical Education: Second Edition

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 17, 2011 - Medical - 184 pages
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A goldmine of theoretical insights and practical suggestions, Achieving Excellence in Medical Education, Second Edition explores the essential question facing medical educators and learners today: What is our vision of educational excellence, and what can we do to enhance our performance?

Among the topics explored within this updated, engaging, informative, and thought-provoking text are:

• Education’s position as a priority of medical schools

• Seminal educational insights from non-medical educators

• Best practices of outstanding educators and learners

• Promises and pitfalls of new educational technologies

• Key resources for promoting excellence in medical education

• Medical education’s role in preparing future leaders

• Leadership roles for medical schools in universities and society

Reviews of the first edition:

"This is an eloquent, quotable, and inspirational book that provides a template for "Achieving Excellence in Medical Education." - Journal of the American Medical Association

"Gunderman is an accomplished educator, well known as a thoughtful and provocative teacher. . . I recommend his book to department chairs, clerkship and residency program directors, and education professionals who are shaping the future of medical education." - New England Journal of Medicine

 

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Contents

Education Matters
1
Theoretical Insights
17
Understanding Learners
41
Promoting Learners
59
Educational Excellence
75
Educational Technique
93
Obstacles to Excellence
105
Organizational Excellence
127
Center of Excellence
149
Educational Leadership
165
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About the author (2011)

Dr Richard B. Gunderman is Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology and Director, Pediatric Radiology at Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA. He is also a professor of Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy.

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