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Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;18(2):190-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00985.x.

Generational influences in academic emergency medicine: teaching and learning, mentoring, and technology (part I).

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Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. mohrn@wustl.edu

Abstract

For the first time in history, four generations are working together-traditionalists, baby boomers, generation Xers (Gen Xers), and millennials. Members of each generation carry with them a unique perspective of the world and interact differently with those around them. Through a review of the literature and consensus by modified Delphi methodology of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Aging and Generational Issues Task Force, the authors have developed this two-part series to address generational issues present in academic emergency medicine (EM). Understanding generational characteristics and mitigating strategies can help address some common issues encountered in academic EM. Through recognition of the unique characteristics of each of the generations with respect to teaching and learning, mentoring, and technology, academicians have the opportunity to strategically optimize interactions with one another.

PMID:
21314779
PMCID:
PMC3076332
DOI:
10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00985.x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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