Instant Learning Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Information  explosion blows up traditional concepts

  Graduate medical education (GME) is far different today  than it was 20 years ago. Societal, financial, and regulatory pressures—as well  as a new generation of residents more focused on quality of life—have led to  significant changes in how physicians learn. Although both residents and  educators often discuss these influences on education, they frequently overlook  today's resident learning style, in particular the impact of information  overload and instant access to electronic media.

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