Related Articles in Medical Education
This location contains links to a variety of readings in medical education. These
are added in no special order and I invite suggestions for additional references.
Where I find useful readings that already exist at other sites I will add the links
Primer on Deliberate Practice - written by John Pelley, PhD, as a quick reference resource document. This article
summarizes much of the Deliberate Practice research that is most directly relevant
to the Expert Skills Program.
Who Does What in Medicine? - written by Suzanne Brue, a former premedical advisor at the University of Vermont.
This article summarizes the influence of personality type on specialty choice.
Doctors and Type - Written by Patricia Williams, MD, a former family practice physician. This article
shows the effect of different personality type characteristics on the practice of
Overcoming Physician Resistance - Written by Patricia Williams, MD. Although written for those who would be consulting
with practice groups, this article provides additional insights into the relationship
between personality type and medical practice.
Concept Mapping: A Tool for Both Sensing and Intuitive Types - Written by John W. Pelley, PhD. A concise description of the contribution of concept
mapping to sensing and intuitive types and barriers that apply to both types.
Concept Mapping in Med School - Written by John W. Pelley, PhD. Compares concept mapping with linear outlining
and provides steps to take in developing a concept map.
The Care Of The Patient - A Landmark Article in JAMA of Francis Peabody's classic lecture. Also, accompanied
by a Landmark Perspective Commentary. This article, published in 1929, is so contemporary in its philosophy, it could
have been written last week. (permission requested)
Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet - Authored by Loren Cordain and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
this article is a key reference for anyone who needs to understand the health implications
of the modern "Western" diet. It compares foods that were not available during the
evolution of our metabolism to the health outcomes that have emerged in the modern
Are Medical Lectures Harmful to the Process of Learning? - Authored by Willis Hurst and published on the Medscape website, this article is
a thoughtful perspective on learning. It is one of the few references by any educator
to the fact that students have to learn how to learn.