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A Statistical Look at What Students Do and Don’t Know

A STATISTICAL LOOK AT WHAT STUDENTS DO AND DON’T KNOW (follow-up to LEARNING FROM ‘FAILURE’ … ? )

usa-iconDiscussing statistics will generally glaze over more eyes than Krispy Kreme glazes donuts, and is unquestionably less sweet, but it has been a particular fascination of mine because it appeals to both my mathematics and engineering background.  A couple weeks back, I wrote on the subject of ‘Learning from Failure’ as a preview to Pegasus Lectures’ February** Office Hours.

As referenced previously, Pegasus has labored compiling anonymized data from individuals and institutions to better prepare exam candidates for ultrasound credentialing and board exams for many, many years.  This analysis is valuable in Continue reading

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New Paradigms for Ultrasound: Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW PARADIGMS FOR ULTRASOUND: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Last month, I wrote a guest-blog based on my learning experience attending a program studying neuropsychiatry at Harvard last summer.  Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and support many of you have given me thus far.  It seeded the courage for me to complete this follow-up.

alzheimers-6Because, for me, ultrasound science is ‘the family business’ I had a natural desire to understand more about emerging technologies and applications in the field of medicine.  One area, in particular, that piqued my interest was Continue reading

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LEARNING FROM ‘FAILURE’ … ?

LEARNING FROM ‘FAILURE’ … ?

Frustrated StudentWhether you are trying to earn your first ultrasound credential, or adding a specialization, we can all agree that there isn’t much fun in sitting for the examination.  The nature of the exam lends itself to anxiety, because it is ‘PASS/FAIL’.  There are no Gold, Silver or Bronze medals … nor is there even a Participation Trophy.  It is a binary result (Win-Lose), and 2nd Place is equivalent to a loss.

Modern cultural emphasis on raising/maintaining self-esteem has rendered the word ‘failure’ Continue reading

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