The website every medical educator should know about

Sometimes I find websites and think “Oh my, everyone should know about this.” Clinical cases and images is one of those websites. http://clinicalcases.blogspot.com/
“We all know that there is a big difference between what we read in the books and what we see in our clinical practice every day. Somehow, the patients are different from their disease description in the textbooks. As one experienced physician put it succinctly: “his CHF did not read the book.” How to bridge this gap between theory and practice? By creating a case-based curriculum of clinical medicine. See what the real medicine looks like.
This curriculum was started by physicians at the Cleveland Clinic and the Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program for the purpose of medical education.”

Do Americans have a say in how we teach?

The dean of medicine at the University of Alberta says it’s “inappropriate” that a U.S. accreditation group has proposed putting the school’s medical undergraduate program on probation.
The U.S.-based Liaison Committee on Medical Education sent a letter in October warning of its plans, citing concerns over the school’s teaching style. The committee said the school should rely less on traditional lecture-based lessons and more on “active learning.”
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2006/11/12/alta-medical.html

Humour – Study Finds Human Brain Capable of Finite Number of Thoughts

I thought a little humour would make the snow a little more palatable.
“A groundbreaking study performed by the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Institute for Cranial Spelunking has determined that human brains are capable of generating only a finite number of thoughts before becoming “utterly expended or depleted”. The ICS study is expected to have profound implications on many aspects of human endeavour that involve thinking, pondering, mulling, or cogitation.”
For the complete story see:
http://www.avantnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=278