Thomas H Glick

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BACKGROUND Sleep deprivation for the initial electroencephalogram for suspected seizures is a widespread but inconsistent practice not informed by balanced evidence. Daily practice suggests that nonneurologists are confused by the meaning and value of, and indications for, "sleep" (tracing) vs "sleep deprivation" (and other alternatives). They need(More)
In July 1968, an explosive epidemic of acute febrile illness occurred at a county health department facility in Pontiac, Michigan. Illness characterized principally by fever, headache, myalgia, and malaise affected at least 144 persons, including 95 of 100 persons employed in the health department building. The mean incubation period was approximately 36(More)
  • Thomas H Glick
  • 2005
How should medical educators choose learning objectives and teaching content in clinical education? Given the information chain reaction, coverage of all significant topics in sufficient depth is not possible. Choosing subjects of high priority is essential if education is to have maximum impact on quality of care. These priorities should not derive from(More)
The study's objective was to promote understanding of the integration of preclerkship learning in neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology and to share the authors' experience with such a program. A dualism, which may have survived in the past for lack of robust evidence of mind-brain relationships, is now increasingly outmoded. Medical school education(More)
  • Thomas H Glick
  • 2002
The challenge of how best to evaluate educational scholars (and specifically, clinician-educators) and teachers for promotion continues to confront academia. While the work of educational scholars and teachers often overlaps, the terms for justifying their promotion differ substantially. In each case, the author maintains that evaluation should be oriented(More)
Practice pressures and quality improvement require greater efficiency and effectiveness in the neurologic examination. I hypothesized that certain 'marginal' elements of the examination rarely add value and that 'core' elements, exemplified by the plantar response (Babinski), are too often poorly performed or interpreted. I analyzed 100 published,(More)
BACKGROUND Major forces in society and within health systems are fragmenting patient care and clinical learning. The distancing of physician and trainee from the patient undermines learning about the patient-doctor relationship. The disconnection of care and learning from one successive venue to another impedes the ability of trainees to learn about illness(More)
Neurologists have a professional opportunity, an ethical responsibility, and sound clinical and economic reasons for engaging in efforts to improve patient safety. Better communication with patients and other providers, closer follow-up of consultation cases, and more focused supervision of trainees will help to reduce current patterns of error and(More)