Once thought only a skill possessed by the Labrador retriever, retrieval practice is something you can do too! No jumping into an icy cold pond for a dead duck. No, this retrieval practice is much easier. Testing forces your brain to retrace its steps and work to retrieve the memory you made when you first learned the information. And it locks it in long-term memory much better than just re-reading the material again. Aren’t you glad JournalFeed added this feature?
Internal Medicine interns and residents were either exposed to standard duty-hour policies of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or flexible policies that did not specify limits on shift length or mandatory time off between shifts. Read more to see what they found.
This week on one of my favorite podcasts, Hidden Brain, the host, Shankar Vedantam presented something I had never considered in education. I highly recommend you listen to this podcast for yourself, but I will briefly summarize, because this could have a profound impact on those we teach in Emergency Medicine.