Lifelong Learning in Thoracic Imaging
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Our goal is to contribute to the understanding of pulmonary radiology. It is aimed at the medical community at large, and in particular at those junior members in training. The contents of all our Sections are based on the concept of Lifelong Learning.
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Prof. Alfonso Esguerra MD, FACCP
Editor in Chief Emeritus.
All our programs at CIDER are based on the Lifelong Learning process. Lifelong Learning insures the solid acquisition of knowledge. It places the student in the center of the learning adventure, and makes him responsible for his education. The exacting tutor becomes a mentor to the student. Emphasis shifts from memorizing facts to understanding concepts. “Solo cramming”, and competitive testing are replaced by expressive sharing, and self-evaluation. The concept of Lifelong Learning is no stranger to medicine. Abraham Flexner’s writings(1), and The Yale System of Medical Education(2), are early Twentieth Century examples.
1.Flexner A. Medical Education. A comparative study. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company; 1925. p. 181-186.
2.The Yale System of medical education- Visited 01/01/20
Editorial February 2021
New educational contents every month
February Case of The Month
A 75 Y.O Woman with progressive dyspnea and chest pain.
Answer to January Case of the Month
Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonitis (LIP)
Show & Tell
Noninvasive assessment of a pericardial mass
Article of the Month
Each month we feature an article from an indexed Journal and we present and discuss the article from a general as well as an educational perspective.
“We are convinced that access to reliable medical knowledge should be freely available on the internet”