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By Richard B. Gunderman

ISBN-10: 0857293060

ISBN-13: 9780857293060

A goldmine of theoretical insights and functional feedback, AchievingExcellence in scientific schooling, moment Edition explores the fundamental query dealing with scientific educators and freshmen this present day: what's our imaginative and prescient of academic excellence, and what will we do to reinforce our performance?

Among the subjects explored inside this up-to-date, attractive, informative, and thought-provoking textual content are:

• Education’s place as a concern of clinical schools

• Seminal academic insights from non-medical educators

• most sensible practices of exceptional educators and learners

• delivers and pitfalls of recent academic technologies

• Key assets for selling excellence in scientific education

• clinical education’s position in getting ready destiny leaders

• management roles for scientific faculties in universities and society

Reviews of the 1st edition:

"This is an eloquent, quotable, and inspirational ebook that offers a template for "Achieving Excellence in scientific Education." - magazine of the yankee clinical Association

"Gunderman is an entire educator, popular as a considerate and provocative instructor. . . i like to recommend his publication to division chairs, clerkship and residency software administrators, and schooling execs who're shaping the way forward for scientific education." - New England magazine of Medicine

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Our memory is at least as important a professional resource as our facilities and equipment. In some respects, in fact, memory is even more important, since none of our professional activities would be possible without it, and the quality of our all work hinges very much on the reliability of memory. Theoretical Insights 31 In his 2002 book, The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers, Harvard University Psychologist Daniel Schacter discusses seven stereotypical ways in which memory can fail us.

Has he or she passed the requisite examinations? Such credentials provide important information about a physician, but they do not themselves prove that the individual performs well in practice. To know professionals’ level of excellence in practice, we need to observe them in practice. Frequently, if we are to make a high-quality assessment, we need an expert to do the observing. What makes an expert truly expert? To say simply that experts are the people in a group who perform best at particular tasks is to beg the question.

The assessment becomes a kind of learning experience in itself. Cognitive psychology is similar to gestalt psychology in that both stress the development of meaning from experience. In cognitive psychology, however, greater stress is placed on the idea of information processing. Particularly, as computer science has developed, cognitive psychologists have tended to employ models drawn from computers for understanding what goes on in the minds of learners. Cognitive psychologists developed one of the most widely accepted models of how the memory functions.

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