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Dr. Bryan Carmody on the Resilient Performance Podcast




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Dr. Bryan Carmody is a lifelong Virginian. Born and raised in Richlands, VA, he attended college at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he majored in chemistry before attending medical school at the University of Virginia. During his medical training, he became fascinated with kidney disease and renal physiology. After completing his residency training at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, he returned to UVA for a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, then came back to CHKD to join the children’s kidney center and to be a part of Virginia’s only freestanding children’s hospital.

Topics Covered:

  1. The relative efficacy of different learning models in medicine
  2. What is the point of a standardized test (not a rhetorical question)
  3. Evidence that standardized tests in medicine do what they say they do
  4. Who are the stakeholders in the standardized testing world
  5. Is memorization still important
  6. Revising medical education to better reflect clinical practice
  7. Do systemic, political, and financial constraints hinder medical education

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