Why do we do case-based teaching? What is our instructional objective?
-To recognise key features of a clinical scenario or problem.
-To undertake appropriate and effective management steps
Day to day work tip for resident (R4 on neuroradiology rotation) on December 20, 2016 @ 1000am.
-an indicator of how close you are to consultant level performance
-reflect on recent neuroradiology - clinical case conference
-notice neuroradiology and neurology consultants in the audience quickly reaching accurate impression of radiological findings after "one pass" scrolling through the image stack
-for your day to day reporting, make short note to yourself after "1st pass" review of CT or MRI images
-note down your 1st impression
-correlate this with your final report just before you send this for consultant approval
-compare this with the approved report
-how close are you consistently to the final approved report during your 1st pass review of the images?
"Understanding basic theory using a few illustrative examples. Mastering a topic by exposure to and experience with many examples
Immediately/soon after the tutorial/before end of today
-review the answer for each case you have individually emailed me, and compare your answer with the "given" answer, and key findings
-consider merits of, and put in place a regular case-review strategy, ideally on a planned, thematic daily bases, both similar and contrasting examples, with sequential and side by side case comparison practice during the sessions (spend time closely reviewing case material, especially images and key findings in image descriptions/captions)
-for above, consider merits of/and recommend planning at the beginning of each week the thematic case reviews you will individually undertake each day, where you will accumulate/find material from (hardcopy and / or digital - online format/sources) and set up your schedule to make it easy to take action and do these reviews each day (to supplement, reinforce and complement, your opportunistic, daily, work related / case-based clinical exposure)
-keep focusing on your educational and learning purpose - to be able to recognize, and justify a radiological diagnosis quickly, accurately and with confidence; when faced with individual images (in isolation, or from an imaging stack), as well as being able to spot/identify and recognize abnormal and key images when you are scrolling through an imaging stack or series
A writer only begins a book, it is the reader who completes it; for the reader takes up where the writer left off as new thoughts stir within him. ~David Harris Russell (1906–1965), Children Learn to Read, 1949
The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. ~Andrew Ross
A book that is shut is but a block. ~Thomas Fuller
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow