Michael Lauria is currently completing his final semester at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Outside of school, he works as a critical care flight paramedic and provides training to multiple emergency service organizations. Prior to medical school, Michael served in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescueman at the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, UK, Air Force Special Operations Command. During this assignment he deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as part of a Combat Search and Rescue Team and in support of the C Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 2009, Michael was named Air Force Special Operations Command Outstanding Airman of the Year and Pararescue Airman of the Year.
- How can civilian medicine and military medicine learn from one another
- The extent to which combat and medicine present similar systemic challenges in terms of interpersonal dynamics, leadership, and stress management
- How mental models to facilitate communication without oversimplifying complex phenomena
- What is cognitive bias and how can we better refine our models without falling prey to it
- Intuitive vs. analytical thinking- truly dichotomous or more of a spectrum?
- How to identify if a failed outcome in medicine is the result of poor individual skill or something more systemic
- Part/whole training
- The low hanging fruit in medical education
- Conflating selection with training
- Teaching practices that maximize retention of information
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