Do you see the forest or the trees? Clinical reasoning and the KFP.

It is a wonderful experience when you are listening to a speaker and the ‘switch flicks on’.  It might be the way they are speaking, the knowledge they are conveying, and/or the contribution of other participants that connects all the circuits together to light up your cognition.   I had such an experience this week during …

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What to do when you don’t get through.

Human beings don’t like to fail.   Doctors are terrible at it.  It’s hard, especially when that failure is linked to your self-esteem, professional image, and livelihood.  But sometimes, the strong emotions that accompany failure, stop us from taking the time to consider why we may have had that outcome in the first place. Consequently, we …

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How to bake a competency cake

With the release of exam results, there is always much social media discussion – commiserations for those that had difficulty passing, jubilation from those that did, and questions from the candidates in waiting about how they should approach the challenge.  What is often forgotten is that the exams are just a ‘slice’ of attaining Fellowship …

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