Chantelle Winnie, and vitiligo.

by reestheskin on 15/02/2015

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Chantelle Winnie via the Guardian

Ivory Tower

by reestheskin on 19/01/2015

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Worth a view if you want to know a little bit more about where the UK may be going.

Drug rash? What exactly do you mean?

by reestheskin on 24/11/2014

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Drug rash, what exactly do you mean? from jonathan rees on Vimeo.

Teaching video: what has changed in dermatology?

by reestheskin on 14/11/2014

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What has changed in dermatology in one clinician’s lifetime from jonathan rees on Vimeo.

Should you lie in the sun?

by reestheskin on 13/11/2014

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So this is what teaching using videos is all about?

by reestheskin on 06/06/2014

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I really like this from Rhett Allain. Of course I don’t know whether it improves learning, but it screams at me as an example of how the dissemination of low cost technology can improve learning— when it is coupled with insight and domain expertise.  More physics envy on my part, perhaps.

Dermatology or photoshop?

by reestheskin on 16/05/2014

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Via a great article on the canons of computer software by Paul Ford

Medical expertise, mashed potatoes and competency indigestion

by reestheskin on 07/05/2014

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One of my favourite papers about medical education was an article Geoff Norman wrote called ‘Medical expertise and mashed Potatoes’. In it he recounts a meeting with the famous chef Albert Roux. Norman uses the encounter to point out the similarities between expertise in what seems like very different domains. Since I have recently  almost lost the will to live  having tried to gorge on an ultimately inedible diet of pseudo-competency based descriptions of what doctors ‘are’ (really, the Danish devote pages to an exegesis of the  CanMEDS, and tweaking of where to put ‘professionalism’ in a schema of what doctors ‘are’!) They all need to get a dose of Wittgenstein to see the folly of their ways..) Anyway I digress.

Medicine was historically an apprenticeship, but our problem (well, actually the students problem) is that in large part this is not mirrored in the way we organise it at the undergraduate level. As Alice Gopnik, the psychologist once remarked, at university we tend to think the way to teach people how to cook, is to lecture then for three years and then, and only then, allow them to crack an egg. Here is a nice video from the NYT of people who understand education much better than we do. The video, and Norman’s article, say more than the ever enlarging girth of the working groups.



Is skin cancer an unhelpful term?

by reestheskin on 04/05/2014

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Is skin cancer an unhelpful term? from jonathan rees on Vimeo.

Eczema in a little over 5 minutes

by reestheskin on 27/04/2014

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Eczema in almost 5 minutes from jonathan rees on Vimeo.