ESP Blog & ESP "One-Pager" Newsletter
ESP Newsletters vs the ESP Blog
- Both provide updating and draw a focus on information that is critical to overall acaademic success.
- Both draw on recent research so that the website remains current and readers are well informed.
- Regular and more frequent; timed to monitor progress starting at point of admission (premedical status)
- Designed primarily for students, especially new students
- Aimed at teaching the principles addressed in the prematriculation block
- Providing more personalized support based on feedback and experience with medical students
- Repeating annual cycle
- Automatically sent to students who register their names as participants
- Less frequent; not tied to a point in time
- More complete development of concepts; extension into related and relevant concepts such as complexity and philosophy
- Designed for wider variety of interests; teachers, physicians, students
- Expanded, anonymous replies to questions and comments that address issues in implementing ESP or in modifying it
- Automatically sent to students who register their names as participants and teachers who opt-in to the mailing list
The ESP Teachers Blog
ESP Blog Volume 1 addresses:
- An attempt to inspire teachers to join me in changing medical education by changing our students - in a good way.
- The Nine Practical Principles of ESP. These are designed to be thought provoking, like the stuff we talk about on DR-ED.
ESP Blog Volume 2 addresses:
- Teacher awareness includes what kind of student they are.
ESP Blog Volume 3 addresses:
- Learning style is largely misunderstood and misapplied.
∞ESP Student Blog
"Mindful Learning - Developing Entrustable Skills," dedicated to students by addressing additional ESP concepts that can help you gain the thinking skills most desired by residency program directors.
The ESP One-Pager Newsletter
I will use the One-Pager to notify you of what you should be thinking about at different points in time. Skill development requires coaching, whether it be music, sports, or medicine. Better thinking leads to better decisions and better decisions lead to better performance.
Issue 001 - ESP motivation, mindfulness, talk to yourself
Issue 002 - ESP orientation, fixed mindset, concept mapping tips
Issue 003 - Importance of understanding function, drawing and memory, uncrowding bubbles
Issue 004 - Omega-3 and anxiety, concept mapping as a collection of methods
Issue 005 - Resident's beliefs about self-directed learning, saving time with ESP Step 1 Prep
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John Pelley, MBA, PhD