The EMBER Project

This throwback post takes us way way back to the late 70’s. Dr. John C. Grammar Jr was a cardiologist in Dallas. Texas. He was also apparently a very passionate educator and all around funny guy. I had never seen this video before, but someone updated it with a new soundtrack, and this morning it drove me into paroxysms of laughter (I will never look at cardiac arrhythmias the same way).

It also illustrates that learning can be fun – indeed it’s often more powerful when it’s fun. Reviewing p-values, dissecting research methodologies, rote memorization and sober lectures will always be part of medical education, but interspersed in there we should remember that being passionate about medical learning doesn’t require taking all the joy out of it.

Thanks to Dr Grammar for still teaching and entertaining us after all these years, and thanks to all the passionate medical educators who put the time and energy into projects like these for the sheer love of medicine and joy of teaching. I highly recommend you get up and dance to this one.


The Bundle

@LITFL Music, art and education in syncopated juxtaposition here

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