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Episode #009 - Technology, Trust and Assessment

Episode #009 - Technology, Trust and Assessment

July 28, 2022

We discuss "A Matter of Trust: Online Proctored Exams and the Integration of Technologies of Assessment in Medical Education" by Tim Fawns and Sven Schaepkens. You can download the open access article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10401334.2022.2048832 

This is the 9th installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal -- it will also appear as a book chapter in our upcoming book Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Springer, forthcoming 2022).

*at around 20 minutes into the podcast, we refer to Nguyen's work on trust, and he uses the example of the climbing rope: https://philpapers.org/rec/NGUTAA 

Tim Fawns (@timbocob) is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh. He is Deputy Programme Director of the online MSc Clinical Education, Director of the international Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education and also run a course in “Postdigital Society” for the Edinburgh Futures Institute. His main academic interests are in teaching, learning and assessment (mostly in healthcare and professional education but often with a strong focus on technology and online and blended modalities). He also researches autobiographical memory in relation to technology and media (mostly photography). Before his current role, he was a learning technologist, and a graphic and web designer before that. He's an Australian who went travelling one day and forgot to go back, married an Edinburgher and now has three kids who think they’re Scottish.
Selected papers include:
- Fawns, T. (2022).  An Entangled Pedagogy: Looking Beyond the Pedagogy—Technology Dichotomy. Postdigital Science and Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-022-00302-7.
- Fawns, T., Aitken, G., Jones, D. (Eds.) (2021). Online Postgraduate Education in a Postdigital World.: Beyond Technology. Cham: Springer.
- Fawns, T. (2019). Postdigital education in design and practice.  Postdigital Science and Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-018-0021-8.
 
Sven Schaepkens (@SvenSchaepkens) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. He studies ‘reflection in practice’ in the Dutch GP specialty training since 2019, and holds a double Master’s degree in philosophy and media studies, and has an MA in Education of Philosophy. Before he started his PhD work, he was a teaching fellow at the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Selected papers include:
- Schaepkens SPC, Veen M, de la Croix A. Is reflection like soap? a critical narrative umbrella review of approaches to reflection in medical education research. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2022 May;27(2):537-551. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10459-021-10082-7 
- Schaepkens, S.P.C., Coccia, C.Q.H. (2022). In Pursuit of Time: An Inquiry into Kairos and Reflection in Medical Practice and Health Professions Education. In: Brown, M.E.L., Veen, M., Finn, G.M. (eds) Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1512-3_21 
 
Dr.Komal Atta (@DrKomalA) is currently serving as Director Medical Education , University Medical and Dental College, The University of Faisalabad , Pakistan. Her academic interests include Social Media in medical education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Curriculum Developement , Professional identity formation and faculty deveopment. She has won multiple grants and awards in the field and likes to explore Medical Education as an intersection between philosphy, medicine, art and comics. 
Selected publications include:
- Is it better to “Zoom out” than to fade away? Combating burnout created by online teaching https://harvardmacy.org/index.php/hmi/is-it-better-to-zoom
- Ahmed SA, Hegazy NN, Kumar AP, Abouzeid E, Wasfy NF, Atta K, Wael D, Hamdy H. A guide to best practice in faculty development for health professions schools: a qualitative analysis. BMC medical education. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-6.

- Atta K, Passby L, Edwards S, Baker KA, El-Sbahi H, Kathrecha N, Mitchell B, Najim Z, Orr E, Phillips A, Soltan MA. Developing channel-based online teaching. The clinical teacher. 2022. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tct.13509 
 

Mario Veen (@MarioVeen) is Assistant Professor Educational Research at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mario is action editor for the Philosophy in Medical Education series of the journal Teaching & Learning in Medicine and co-editor of the first two books about philosophy and medical education: Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding (Springer, 2022) and Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming 2022). He hosts the podcasts Let Me Ask You Something, and Life From Plato’s Cave.

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 

Mario

Episode #008 - Care as the Spirit of Medical Education

Episode #008 - Care as the Spirit of Medical Education

June 15, 2022

We discuss "Because We Care: A Philosophical Investigation into the Spirit of Medical Education" by Camillo Coccia and Mario Veen. You can download it here: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2022.2056744 

This is the 8th installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal -- it will also appear as a book chapter in our upcoming book Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Springer, forthcoming 2022).

Camillo is a medical doctor from South Africa. Currently he works as a senior house officer at Letterkenny University Hospital department of Hematology. He has a special interests in existentialist philosophy, German idealism and phenomenology. Camillo also published a book chapter with Sven Schaepkens, called "In Pursuit of Time: An Inquiry into kairos and reflection in medical practice and health professions education" Camillo is featured on Episode 18 - How Doctors Think of the interdisciplinary philosophy podcast Life From Plato's Cave.

Our co-host today our dr. Adina Kalet.  Adina is a General Internist and the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education  at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has spent her career building the evidence base for ensuring  health professions education produces excellent health professionals committed to and capable of caring for the health of the public with character.
 

Mario Veen (@MarioVeen) is Assistant Professor Educational Research at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mario is action editor for the Philosophy in Medical Education series of the journal Teaching & Learning in Medicine and co-editor of the first two books about philosophy and medical education: Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding (Springer, 2022) and Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming 2022). He hosts the podcasts Let Me Ask You Something, and Life From Plato’s Cave.

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 

Mario

Episode #007 - Medical Humanities from a Students’ Perspective

Episode #007 - Medical Humanities from a Students’ Perspective

May 16, 2022

Madeleine Olding, Freya Rhodes, Phoebe Ross, Catherine McGarry and John Humm are five prospective doctors at five different medical schools across the UK. In 2020 they interrupted their medical studies to complete a one-year (intercalated) degree in medical humanities. In March 2021 they published a collaborative piece titled “Black, White & Gray: Student Perspectives on Medical Humanities and Medical Education”. This article explores the student experience of medical humanities education and the subsequent impact on the practice of future doctors.

Madeleine Olding, from Winchester, Hampshire, studies Medicine at Kings College London. In 2019, she intercalated at University College London in Medical Anthropology (BSc). Madeleine has a special interest in sexual health and psychiatry and has completed projects on the impact of ballroom culture as a therapeutic practice during the 1980s HIV/AIDs crisis. Madeleine has also published work in the British Journal of General Practice titled ‘Society, Sexuality and Medicine in Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode’ as well as a systematic review on access to healthcare for transgender patients in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (American Journal of Internal Medicine).

Also from Winchester, Hampshire, Freya Rhodes studies Medicine at Sheffield University. In 2019, she intercalated in Humanities, Philosophy and Law (BSc) at Imperial College London. Freya has a special interest in Medical Ethics and is currently a member of the Institute of Medical Ethics Student Council as Education and Debate Lead. She has completed research projects on ethical issues surrounding student volunteering during the covid-19 pandemic and published work in the BMJ on the equity of UK medical training programmes. She has also volunteered as the Student Representative for the Doctors’ Association UK, an advocacy group campaigning for better working rights for doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Phoebe Ross is from Brighton, East Sussex and currently studies at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Phoebe also studied Humanities, Philosophy and Law (BSc) at Imperial College London where she explored her interest in medical history and feminist theory, completing projects on the sexualisation and objectification of women during the teaching of female anatomy in the 1800s. In 2017, Phoebe founded the ‘Brighton and Sussex Medical Feminist Society’, a group hosting social and academic events in support of women’s rights within medicine. She is currently secretary for the Institute of Medical Ethics Student Council. 

In August 2022, Madeleine, Freya and Phoebe will start working as Foundation doctors for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  

Christine Todd is Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. Christine's undergraduate degree is in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago, and my MD is from SIUSOM.  Her interests in Med Hum are narrative medicine, and using the arts to develop visual literacy.

Mario Veen (@MarioVeen) is Assistant Professor Educational Research at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mario is action editor for the Philosophy in Medical Education series of the journal Teaching & Learning in Medicine and co-editor of the first two books about philosophy and medical education: Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding (Springer, 2022) and Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming 2022). He hosts the podcasts Let Me Ask You Something, and Life From Plato’s Cave.

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 

Mario

Episode #006 - Phenomenological research

Episode #006 - Phenomenological research

March 14, 2022
What makes a study phenomenological? What is the difference between phenomenological and a non-phenomenological research? And what makes it valuable for medical education?
 

We discuss the sixth installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal --

"Phenomenological Research In Health Professions Education: Tunneling from both ends" by Chris Rietmeijer and Mario Veen. You can download the article here: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2021.1971989 

Chris Rietmeijer has been a family doctor for over 20 years. He is now working as a teacher and curriculum designer for Dutch training of family physicians. Chris is also a PhD student, researching direct observation in postgraduate training relationships. And he lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Anna Cianciolo is an associate professor of medical education at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Editor in Chief of Teaching and Learning in Medicine, home of the Philosophy in Medical Education series.
 

Mario Veen (@MarioVeen) is Assistant Professor Educational Research at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mario is action editor for the Philosophy in Medical Education series of the journal Teaching & Learning in Medicine and co-editor of the first two books about philosophy and medical education: Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding (Springer, 2022) and Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming 2022). He hosts the podcasts Let Me Ask You Something, and Life From Plato’s Cave.

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 

Mario

Anna Cianciolo reads ”Phenomenological Research in Health Professions Education”

Anna Cianciolo reads ”Phenomenological Research in Health Professions Education”

December 23, 2021

Don't have time to read? Why not listen to the article instead?   

Anna Cianciolo reads "Phenomenological Research in Health Professions Education: Tunneling from Both Ends" by Chris Rietmeijer, which we discuss in episode #006 of this podcast.

You can read it here for free: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2021.1971989

For other episodes: https://marioveen.com/letmeaskyousomething/ 

Episode #005 - Foucault on Racism in Medical Education

Episode #005 - Foucault on Racism in Medical Education

December 21, 2021

How do we deal with racism in medical education? Why are structural and systemic racism still a reality, despite our best intentions? And what can we do to address it?

We discuss the fourth installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal --

"Contending with our Racial Past in Medical Education: A Foucauldian Perspective" with three of the authors: Zareen Zaidi, Ian Partman and Tasha Wyatt.. You can download the article here: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2021.1945929

dr.Gareth Gingell is my co-host for this episode: @GGingell and https://education.utexas.edu/student/gareth_gingell 

Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD: @zareenmd and https://ufhealth.org/zareen-zaidi/background 

Ian Partman: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian-Partman 

dr.Tasha Wyatt: @DrTashaWyatt

 

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 

Mario

Episode #004 - Doing Things with Words in Medical Education

Episode #004 - Doing Things with Words in Medical Education

November 2, 2021

What is the role of language in medical education? How can medical education integrate insights from philosophy of language? And how can these insights help us do things with words in medical education?

We discuss the fourth installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal --

"Language, Philosophy and Medical Education" with the author John Skelton. You can download the article here: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2021.1877712 

dr.Anne de la Croix (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5838-0323 and  https://www.annedelacroix.com/ and https://twitter.com/anne_croix) is my co-host for this episode.

prof.John Skelton: https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/john-skelton(d77e534d-20ab-4a9f-9253-e5c4d4b61adc).html 

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 

Mario

Episode #003 - From ‘evidence user’ to ‘evidence-based practitioner’

Episode #003 - From ‘evidence user’ to ‘evidence-based practitioner’

January 11, 2021

How do we know which type evidence is 'best' in each situation? How do we invite medical students to critically reflect on the way they integrate medical knowledge and medical expertise? How can they transform from 'evidence users' into 'evidence-based practitioners'?

We discuss the third installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal --

"Teaching Medical Epistemology within an Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum" with the authors Mark Tonelli and Robyn Bluhm. You can download the article here: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2020.1835666 

Nabilah Mayat (https://twitter.com/NabilahMayat) is my co-host for this episode.

Information on the authors:

Mark Tonelli: https://depts.washington.edu/bhdept/mark-r-tonelli-md-ma 

Robyn Bluhm: https://philosophy.msu.edu/faculty-staff/robyn-bluhm/

Here are the the publications that we mention in the podcast:

This is Mark's article A Philosophical Approach to Addressing Uncertainty in Medical Education: https://uwopenhearted.weebly.com/uploads/9/7/1/1/97112254/tonelli-2019.pdf 

Here's a link to the New York Times story Robyn mentions toward the end of our conversation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/magazine/covid-drug-wars-doctors.html

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen 

Mario

Anna Cianciolo reads “Beyond the Medical Model”

Anna Cianciolo reads “Beyond the Medical Model”

October 27, 2020

Don't have time to read? Why not listen to the article instead?   

Anna Cianciolo reads "Beyond the Medical Model: Thinking Differently about Medical Education and Medical Education Research" by Gert Biesta and Marije van Braak, which we discussed in episode #002 of this podcast. You can read it here for free: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10401334.2020.1798240

Anna Cianciolo reads “Problems No One Looked For”

Anna Cianciolo reads “Problems No One Looked For”

October 13, 2020

Don't have time to read? Why not listen to the article instead?

Anna Cianciolo reads "Problems No One Looked For: Philosophical Expeditions into Medical Education", which we discussed in episode #001 of this podcast. You can read it here for free: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10401334.2020.1748634

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