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Tiny Talks - Practice Bulletin in 5 Minutes


A majority of an educational learning occurs through direct patient care, augmented with review of literature, sometimes difficult in busy clinical environments. \"Tiny Talks\" was a project initiated by residents at Albert Einstein/Montefiore creating a succinct, “on-the-fly” teaching and self-learning tool, and supporting residents teaching each other as well as medical student.  



Residents selected topics from ACOG Practice Bulletins and condensed them into 8-12 slide PowerPoint presentations, and made available through a shared folder. Residents and medical students were surveyed regarding topics reviewed, usefulness as teaching and self-learning tool, time spent, and how often they anticipate they would use the slides per week.



There were 14 total respondents to this on-going survey, with responses from medical students and all four years of residency. 85% of respondents stated the review took from 5-10 minutes. 71% strongly agreed that they were effective teaching and self-learning tools. 92% strongly agreed or agreed that they were an acceptable alternative to Practice Bulletins for \"on-the-fly\" teaching. 92% strongly agreed or agreed that they were not burdensome to use. The majority of respondents (43%) stated they would use Tiny Talks approximately once a week.



The benefits of Tiny Talks were: residents learn and report retaining information during the creation of the Tiny Talks, and residents and students maximize available time in their work day reviewing a topic within 5-10 minutes 


Keywords: Communication Skills, Instructional Materials/Methods, Residents As Teachers, Teaching Skills

Topics: CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2017, Resident, Residency Director, Medical Knowledge, GME, Lecture,

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Resident,Residency Director,
Medical Knowledge,
Clinical Focus

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Sandolsam Cha, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center; Erika Levi, MD, MPH; Kristin Powell, MD, MS, FACOG

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