Futurecasting Medical Education

How do we teach our medical students and residents to be doctors? Surprisingly, there is no agreed upon, standard approach. Dr. Aaron Danielson, fellowship trained medical educator at UC Davis, takes us through some of the common strategies that medical schools employ. He explains that, although many aspects of medical education have evolved over the past several decades, some things haven’t changed in the over one hundred years since the “Flexner Report”. Dr. Mike Gisondi, Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford, takes us through his vision of how medicine is likely to change over the next several decades, and how medical education will need to adapt to train the doctors of the future.

How do you see medical education changing over the next 30 years? What new methods and concepts should we embrace, and what should be done away with? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Send us your comments and feedback on social media at @empulsepodcast, or on our website, ucdavisem.com

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Aaron Danielson, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, Fellowship trained in Medical Education

Dr. Michael Gisondi, Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University


The “Flexner Report”

Medical Education in the United States and Canada: a Report to the Carnegie Foundation for he Advancement of Teaching by Dr. Abraham Flexner

Medicine in 2035: Selected Insights From ACGME’s Scenario Planning.

Nasca TJ, Thomas CW. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Mar;7(1):139-42. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-14-00740.1. PMID: 26217449

Dr. Mike Gisondi’s Recommended Reading:

Reinventing You by Dorie Clark

Stand Out by Dorie Clark

Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone & Sheila Hern

Make it Stick by Peter C. Brown

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Illuminate by Nancy Duarte & Patti Sanchez

Entrepreneurial You by Dorie Clark

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

Hitting Pause by Gail Taylor Rice

Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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