Michael S. Firstenberg

The Medical Center of Aurora United States of America

Dr. Michael S. Firstenberg is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who predominately practices at the Maui Memorial Medical Center, Hawaii, USA. He currently holds appointments in the Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA. He attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School and completed fellowships at The Ohio State University (Thoracic Surgery) and The Cleveland Clinic (Surgical Heart Failure), USA. He is an active member of numerous professional societies and committees, including the American College of Academic International Medicine in which he is a founding fellow and past president. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He has edited several textbooks and lectured worldwide on topics such as medical leadership, patient safety, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Michael S. Firstenberg

13books edited

28chapters authored

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Medical education has undergone a substantial transformation from the traditional models of the basic classroom, laboratory, and bedside that existed up to the late 20th century. The focus of this text is to review the spectrum of topics that are essential to the training of 21st-century healthcare providers. Modern medical education goes beyond learning physiology, pathophysiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and how they apply to patient care. Contemporary medical education models incorporate multiple dimensions, including digital information management, social media platforms, effective teamwork, emotional and coping intelligence, simulation, as well as advanced tools for teaching both hard and soft skills. Furthermore, this book also evaluates the evolving paradigm of how teachers can teach and how students can learn – and how the system evaluates success.

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