How I Teach

This is ASH Clinical News’ forum for sharing best practices in teaching hematology to medical students, residents, and fellows. We invite essays providing insight into teaching and modeling clinical practice (history-taking, the physical exam, informed consent, giving bad news), successful research mentoring, disease-specific tips, or more general advice.

  • 2016 ASH Mentor Awards Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | December 2016, Volume 2, Issue 12 | Ralph Nachman, MD

    In this edition, we hear from the winners of the 2016 ASH Mentor Awards: Ralph Nachman, MD, and Laurence Boxer, MD. Passing the Baton Dr. Nachman talks about mentoring as an integral part of being a physician–scientist. Dr. Nachman is the winner of the 2016 ASH Basic Science Mentor Award. Is there a path to […]

  • Thinking Small Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | October 2016, Volume 2, Issue 10 | Leslie R. Ellis, MD

    Leslie R. Ellis, MD, shares tips for incorporating small-group instruction in the medical classroom. Anyone in medical education is familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, a pyramid-shaped model representing different types of learning objectives, from lower- to higher-order thinking (Figure 1). Basic knowledge – recalling simple concepts and facts – serves as the foundation of the period, while […]

  • How I Teach Quality Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | May 2016, Volume 2, Issue 5 | Colleen Morton, MBBCh, MS

    In this edition, Colleen Morton, MBBCh, MS, talks about teaching quality improvement. Dr. Morton will also be discussing quality improvement in the changing U.S. health-care system at the 2016 ASH Annual Meeting (read more here). As clinicians, we are charged with providing patient care, and we also have a duty to improve care. Quality improvement – […]

  • How I Teach the Coagulation Cascade Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 | April 2016, Volume 2, Issue 4 | Alice Ma, MD

    In this issue, Alice Ma, MD, shares her advice for teaching the coagulation cascade – to hematologists and non-hematologists, medical students, and attendings. Why is the coagulation cascade such a pain to teach – and to learn? The first and most obvious problem: Coagulation is written in Roman numerals. Right off the bat, we Arabic […]

  • Walking the Walk Sunday, November 29th, 2015 | December 2015, Volume 1, Issue 12 | Curt I. Civin, MD

    In this issue, we speak with Curt I. Civin, MD, the winner of the 2015 ASH Basic Science Mentor Award. Dr. Civin talks about the challenges and the rewards of mentoring. Why become a mentor? That’s a good question. We all know mentoring is an unpaid hobby and usually receives only local recognition, at best, so why […]

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