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The ‘hidden curriculum’ in EMS education: Teaching the good, the bad and the ugly

Our cohosts go deep on what constitutes a full EMS educational experience and how instructors can provide a full picture of the profession for their students

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Cohosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the “hidden curriculum” in EMS education on this episode of the Inside EMS podcast, differentiating the fine line between a discussion of the educational components, the potentiality for bad habits and “lore” of EMS – and all three have a place. The duo makes the case for balance when teaching about the good, the bad and the ugly of an EMS career.

The discussion also touches on valuing experience over evidence-based medicine, how to take the ego out of the educational process, and instructor tips for teaching flexibility and the importance of doing the right thing as a matter of principle to students.

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