Enhanced Education Through the Application of Adult Learning Principles

What are adult learning principles?  What does it mean to apply “adult learning principles” to one’s teaching?  Are you already doing it? If you don’t know the answers to these questions I invite you to keep reading.   Research that looks into how pre-adults (pedagogy) and adults (andragogy) learn shows that if you apply adult learning principles, you can be a more effective teacher. Adult…


Elements of an Effective Presentation: a Cheat Sheet

I’m guessing that most of you have been inundated with presenting or watching webinars during this time when many face-to-face conferences have been canceled or made virtual.  You probably have a few pet peeves about some of the webinars you’ve seen (watching someone’s chin for an hour?).   For many people, giving a live-streamed (or in-person) presentation can be a scary proposition.  As…


Financial Literacy Should Be a Required Part of the Residency Training Curriculum

Financial literacy is the possession of the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.  It is not emphasized in radiology training programs. Here are 13 reasons why it should be: 76% of medical students graduate with a median $200,000 of debt, which plays a major role in personal financial problems,…


Protecting Patient Information in Medical Presentations

The following is an abbreviated overview of the information disseminated by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in August 2020 about protecting patient information in medical presentations. Search engines can extract patient identifiers in PowerPoint™ slide presentations that were…