How I Teach

Hematologists share best practices in teaching to medical students, residents, and fellows

How I Teach the Coagulation Cascade

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...

Walking the Walk

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...

Teaching the Art of Advocacy

For some time now, the United States health-care system has been undergoing a significant transformation, marked by changes to our delivery and payment systems,...

Teaching Physicians Communications Skills

Here’s a patient scenario you might have encountered: One day, a patient with a highly curable cancer is admitted to our hospital, but he...

Diagnosing the “Problematic Trainee”

In my early years as program director, my approach to difficult or unprofessional trainees was very black-and-white: There were very clear rules and very...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Research Presentations

There’s a basic formula for presentations of any kind: “Tell them what you are going to tell them; then tell them; and then tell...

How I Mentor

Any fellow entering a training program is faced with an overwhelming number of opportunities – laboratory research, clinical practice, teaching and education, policy, communications,...

Instruction Without Lecture: Losing the Crutch

Despite being an inefficient way to educate people, the lecture has remained the most commonly employed method for delivering course material in medical schools....

From the Hudson River to the Hematology Wards: Why Simulation of Intrathecal Chemotherapy Can...

Let’s start with two case examples: “Mr. M” is a 36-year-old male with newly diagnosed B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) who presents with diplopia,...

The “KIST” Principle of Teaching

I have been practicing hematology for a long time. I have attended many ASH meetings, including innumerable education, scientific, and poster sessions. After every...
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August 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10

August 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10

This issue features a debate about gun control as a health care issue, a look at blood services in Israel and Palestine, and more.