Oct 24, 2016
Dr. Robert Centor’s Knowledge
Food, Part 1. This Halloween, the “Curse of Knowledge” is
REAL! So you think you can teach? This master clinician
educator, known for “Centor’s Criteria,” schools us the most common
errors made by medical educators and how to improve learner
retention. While we only scratch the surface, Season 1’s
arguably penultimate episode should NOT be missed. After all,
how else are you going to learn about Pretty Pimpin’? Stay
tuned for Part Duex when we briefly review Pharyngitis and Dr.
Watto finally learns about Lemierre’s Syndrome! As always,
fall victim to the “Curse of Knowledge!” Remember that your
students/residents do not know what you know!
- Effective rounding should include a healthy
mixture of both table-top and bedside rounds.
- Feedback should be specific, timely (even
immediate!), and focused on improvement.
the learner to self-evaluate before providing specific feedback and
invite all members of the team to provide collaborative
- Always remember that feedback should be
positive as well as constructive.
are multiple courses available to further your own skills as a
physician-educator should embody the “servant leader” and
prioritize medical education (the “service” you are
- Consider blogging to improve your own
Dr. Centor’s “Take-Home” Points:
“Curse of Knowledge” is real -- never assume the basics are
attending physician should embody service before self.
Centor’s playlist -- Matt Duncan, Lawrence, Saint Paul and the
Broken Bones, Houndmouth, Kurt Vile
Dr. Centor reports no relevant
financial disclosures for this topic.
By the end of this podcast
listeners will be able to:
- Understand the basics concepts that underscore
effective feedback (specific, timely, and
- Identify the tenants that underscore effective
- Re-evaluate your own teaching style and
consider training seminars to improve your skills as a medical
Links from the show:
Centor’s Blog -- http://www.medrants.com/
Bradley Sharpe’s profile -- http://profiles.ucsf.edu/bradley.sharpe
- Stanford Faculty Development Course --
Workshop - “Developing Skills in the Art of Effective Feedback”
Tips for Receiving Feedback --
should take statins? --
Vile - “Pretty Pimpin” -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659pppwniXA
7 Habits of Highly Effective
People by Stephen
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas
Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath