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Group Didactic Activities

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by SuperflyMD, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. SuperflyMD

    SuperflyMD Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    I've got a couple of resident lectures coming up and I want to do something besides the typical powerpoint presentation.

    Has anybody seen or done anything cool in conference recently?


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  3. po' boy

    po' boy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Sometimes in conference we do medical Jeopardy based around a theme (like peds, etc.) and divide the room up into two teams. It's pretty interactive and fun. Takes work to put together but your audience won't be bored.
  4. anonymousEM

    anonymousEM Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2002
    I like building the lecture around a case. Give some background and a little bit of hx, then ask the audience what else they want to know...on to PE same thing. Discuss why certain elements are necessary. DDx, ask for input then explain why other things should be considered. With the data go into some of the pathophys then bring the case together with some more management style stuff/dispo pearls.
  5. roja

    roja 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    NYC--->San Francisco
    There are a number of ways to approach this, depending on topic, etc. Also time and the level of interaction you want.

    powerpoint actually has some tricks in it you can use that can make your presentation highly interactive (ppt is only passive when constructed in the typical manner). PM me if you want an example or two of ones I have done and I'll email them to you as well as with the instructions of how I used it.

    I'll awnser with a few more ideas once I have a little more time.. I'm in fly-by mode right now.
  6. Jeff698

    Jeff698 EM/EMS nerd 15+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2000
    Salado, Texas
    I like lectures that are structured the way I approach a topic in my own head. I can read the standard format in a textbook: epidemiology then pathophysiology then clinical presentation then treatment. That's not how any of us approach patients and not how I like to hear presentations.

    Since my attention span is limited, I like presentations that are highly focused.

    I'll start with a clinical presentation and pose several of what I feel are key clinical questions. I'll then address each of those as needed to answer them, all the time keeping it focused on clinical practice.

    Take care,

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