Geoffrey Talmon, MD, is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Education in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE. He completed his medical school and pathology residency at UNMC, and surgical pathology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He currently serves as the director of the Interprofessional Academy of Educators, co-chair of the program committee for the Masters of Health Professions Teaching and Technology program, director for the pathology residency program, associate director of the gastrointestinal pathology fellowship, and director of pathology education for the second year medical student curriculum. Geoff received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in medical student education for 5 consecutive years (elected to the “Hall of Fame”), the College of Medicine Basic Science Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Hirschmann Prize for outstanding teaching. He is currently the president of the Group for Research in Pathology Education and the Nebraska Association of Pathologists.
Drs. Geoff Talmon and Gary Beck Dallaghan (Alliance for Clinical Education) brought together individuals from the Alliance for Clinical Education’s member organizations to create an informative book: Mind the Gap: Generational Differences in Medical Education
This upcoming book is the result of a series of conversations with mid-career faculty at an educational meeting. For the first time in human history there are four to five generations interacting regularly in society and the workplace. Sociologists and popular culture have given these groups names: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. While intergenerational differences have been ever present in our history, the likelihood that someone may be interacting with, working with, or supervising an individual three generations distant from theirs is becoming more commonplace. The book is intended to be practical with ideas that are immediately applicable. Our goal for this book is raise awareness of how generational issues impact medical education and provide medical educators, trainees, supervisors, and employers with an understanding of how the newer generations learn, work, interact with patients, and will potentially lead.
The Alliance for Clinical Education is accepting pre-orders at http://www.gegensatzpress.com/gap.html.