Attend Live Conferences vs Distance Teaching. [It’s a personal decision but live interactive training will always be superior!

I’m presenting the brainstorming I did over years of presenting both types of teaching and what I learned from both. First- the pros/cons of a LIVE CONFERENCE But even w/o my “life-experience” evidence, T answer of this question rapidly became obvious…Live conferences with true interactivity always wins because I bring a set of skills that constant reinforce & motivate you and that is lost when you study and periodically call me. I’m managing you in real time at T Live Conference. I train you and educate you…and it is never painful nor embarrassing in My Live Conferences. You will learn how to learn better from T training. I can give you all a consistent answer that participants confirm is factually correct; how? They look up what I say on day one and gain immediate confidence in me. They realize I really do know what I promised when I interviewed each of them a year before they arrived. I supplied materials in advance of T Live Conference and it is T same for T distance learners. More Live participants follow my instructions. Few distance learners ever do that…because in a Live Conference they know I will ask them questions more than they will ask me [I know T answer…that is a basic description of interactive “Socratic Teaching”. Call it the new Socratic Method…it’s not T name that matters…it’s T result!

1. I am a Live Mentor…Having a Live Mentor: Those attending see I have methods I can use [in part] because I’m in the room with you: I keep people awake by talking with you…[not at you] you a utilitarian space that is constant and safe. You are not required to answer. If I sense you don’t wish to participate on morning of Day 1 I ask T same question of T next person to your right or left. Yet most answer and my questions are preplanned…my screens are preplanned. Even what I wear is preplanned. I don’t dress in a suit: that is too stressful for participants in a program that has to impart a massive amount of data/concepts over an 8-Day block. I talk to every participant by moving throughout T room. I sometimes ask a person to play the “role of T patient” -at others I ask you to “play T role of T questions [or T role of someone you interact w/in real life. People rapidly adapt to my method: show an image or a question with an image and ask T group a question. SOMETIMES I show why comparing T answers BEFORE even revealing T image or T question [Q] is better…than Q -> A -> patho &/or discussion.

2. I learned that clients rapidly adapt to full immersion live learning: I don’t use a podium; I maintain a pace for the group & I slow it for T difficult patho & I speed up for T more straightforward answers [As].

3. Imconstantly adjust timing of T presentation in T Live Conference & yet we hv ALWAYS FINISHED ON TIME.

I can instantly see when “teaching” in a teleconference is really not capable as a Live Conference because I can’t keep a constant “TOTAL ASSESSMENT” of any audience…even with an audience of one. I can’t assess my audience in real time.

4. People want to have all their [Qs] questions answered quickly…I do that Live using 3 methods…immediate responses, written responses [answers w/in 3-–24 hrs]. Answers of detailed patho requires a detailed response [I create new text & SMS or email those to you [& the group]…yet people tend not to ask Qs [nor as many Qs] w/distance learning because they are not as engaged. If it is a FaceTime type of interaction you still can’t see a multimedia-multiscreen presentation. That technology is improving but it’s a nightmare when a connection fails. 5 G will help this. For now a Live Conference is better… I have taught them in a hurricane; T hotel has a backup generator! Its a hurricane-proof hotel;our room has has no windows! [My home is in T hotel for sometimes months at a time]. I may teach 4 programs over 5 weeks. I love it. I don’t get fatigued nor laryngitis because I use methods to prevent those. I have a speaker [so Imcan hear what you hear/can keep my volume constant. I don’t tell jokes. Participants think I’m wearing a leg bag [no I’m not] ear pierce…no it’s just me. I have my interactivity tools in one hand and a microphone in T other…those tools have a way of attracting interest…I drain batteries twice a day; you see me change them in real time…while I ask you to study an image I do that quickly & participants notice that I’m more capable than any technology. And they say they felt “entertained”.

5. Clients are fully engaged in my meetings. T boards are so important that participants stay in T meeting room until excused…they will even wait for a critical discussion to be completed for a coffee or restroom break. With distance learning they tend to waste more time…because they don’t control their surroundings to optimize them for maximal interaction. Their families interrupt us -I advise you – don’t bring them because I require your attention all week & I remind you that you pay me for 8 – Days [~72 h of Intense, rigorous preparation!

6. I keep T room SECURE During A Live Conference: no one comes in unless they are registered; there are no distractions. There is a multi screen multimedia presentation I can modify it instantly to manage Qs or response I see will benefit everyone. Each group takes on a “group personality”

I’m able to show participants [by example] how to interact on both their exam vs what is live clinical practice: these are not always T same

Audience participation actually affords more chances for reinforcement because it is a Live Spontaneous interactivity event. Distance learning is “on your own until you decide to contact me. I have learned that participants dot use my service because some “personal events” a call from your colleague, family events interfer with & prevent total immersion.

Distance Learning: you, T client set a much lower pace than I do…It doesn’t work when I say study for 10 h a day for 7 days and 8 on the last day…they have never done it.

So despite a desire to move through all the material the vast majority can’t do it. They take many more breaks, fall asleep, say they feel exhausted…these are common events that don’t occur in a Live Conference, I’m,part, because studying alone is not as fun as with an engaging mentor…so I am sort of “entertaining you, and definitely in reading your study time and you, as a participant, realize that there is a calm safe place in T group…and you realize we are “all T same”…everyone sets 8pm their space; they vary but they choose one spot in T meeting room and it never changes T whole week.

At home their location of study tends to vary and is full of theoretical an REAL unpredictable distractions…that does NOT happen in T Live Conference. It has “interactive in T title because it is really interactive.

People ask me if I have a tiny ear-piece that allows me to be fed all that I teach while answering question. T answer is “No” and seeing one person manage a small or lrg group day-after day makes them desire to learn my methods and I reveal it in T Live Conference…those methods are learned in a progressive sequence. This just didn’t’t happen in a distance learning environment.

Learning alone isn’t‘ true fun; it is definitely not engaging. No one completes T curriculum alone. They are surprised when they realize in my Live Conference I am like a catalyst. When you study alone you set limits that are far lower_.

People naturally do things more slowly when they are alone; I leaned by doing this once that I need to read the program questions. This proved to me that at home people add or remove content if they study alone. They fragment their studies more. I do push you but I’m polite

People don’t enjoy setting up distance learning…most have limited computer experience. All you need in a Live Conference is your own space + plenty of writing materials which creates a record of all T additional “Pearls” each Live group creates through interactivity.

Distance learning: participants are NOT always on time; so I can’t control their pace & this is a waste…an unnecessary waste. It is Just T “Narure of Mankind” My time has to b protect’d: this is because my schedule is planned two or more years in advance. I treat you like adults; I won’t say you missed a day; you know you missed it & I can’t always get you that lost time back. I have to keep my rules strict because I am on a clock not to go play but to keep my promises to ALL of my clients. Peple do have a tendency to do better when they fly to a site that keeps them [I will write: like a captive…but no one really is truly captive. Sometimes [rarely[ I get a phone call. It is bad news and it’s always for one client. I have chosen to make sure I handle that; if you have a family crisis pan act of God]…then I will reschedule anyone. T board does not care about you that way. If you miss an exam [arrive late] you fail. I

n a “Live Conference I have people every year attending for the first time who provide valuable [short] stories of why they are attending and this helps EVERYONE. I ask them [in advance] to share their experience of why they failed…A direct witness is always better than a story that comes from me…even though I’m honest with my clients a real person tells their real-life experience story with emotion…so you don’t make T same mistake. All were preventable issues except unexpected family deaths!


Published by DrC

Clinical Emergency Physician Faculty for Midwestern University EM Author/Educator/Medical Ilustrator Expertise: EM Pathophysiology and healthy physiology [both pediatric/adult] Designer of a silicone membrane ECMO Trained ⅓ of the world’s EPs for EM board certification Trained Oral Examiners for a decade: the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine [5000 original the second largest EM group in the United States]; he was a compensated consultant for that and numerous other emergency medicine organizations. All of his presentations have Co-sponsored AMA/ACEP category 1 CME ACCME accreditation through thecAAPS, National and The Fl Chapter of ACEP and The Fl Medical Association since 1989. Publisher of numerous EM manuals, and educational materials [all items were have copyrighted notices and have been sold sold by the ACEZp Bookstore]; all authored by Dr Collman: 2 Vol program syllabus of thousands of Q/As and pathophysiology discussions of all chapters from eds 3-8 of “The Study Guide” [All chapters of the core content knowledge for completion of an emergency medicine residency]; teachs Resususcitation, CV Emergencies, Pulmonary Emergencies, The EKG lab [the 60 most important EKGs/management; Truama Emergencies, Pain Mgmt, Orthopedic Emergencies, Toxicology [Toxins and Antidotes, HEENT Emergies, Environmental Emergencies, Pediatric Emergencies [500 Q/As], HIV/AIDs-Infectious Diseases, Emergencies, Rhematologic Emergencies, Neurologic Emergencies, Acid-Base/ABG Presentation, Dermatological Emergencies, CT/POCUS [point of care ultrasound], Bariatric Emergencies, Endocrine Emergencies. Dr Collman is endorse by virtual all of his programs participants [13,000+] Examples: Dr James SULLIVAN MD DABEM; and others program participants describe Dr Collman as a “National Treasure” Others: “He is the guru of EM”. [Jerry Solot DO, an EM Director for a Pittsburgh Community Hospital [and one of his private tutor clients] Others call me “The Boca University of Medicine”[BUM] and know I grandfathered into EM after completing a rotating Gen Surg Internship at UCLA School of Medicine [June 1981]. I was offered a directorship position at age 25, the contract to Illustrate “Emergency Management of Pediatric Trauma” [author:Thom Mayor MD FACEP] published by WB Saunders Dr Collman provides psychological support to his program attendees...many chose him to be their permanent career mentor and return annually to his live interactive conferences. Dr Collman has designed computer-based programming to numerous organizations in ACLS algorithms [Univ of Pisstburgh] He provides Interactive grand rounds as Case Simulations by invitation: He designed the an 8-h Visual Stimuli Presentation for Johns Hopkins Dept of EM [their board prep program;a second 8 hr presentation “The Genitourinary System-a Comprehensive 8-hour Review”; he teaches each program Johns Hopkins University. He trained Examiners for the BCEM [AAPS] Atlanta GA: presented a combined certification review [both certification part I/orals] numerous time in Atlanta, Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, and Orlando, Fl 1991-1996. He created their entire bard exam [part I and Oral Examination and a computer-operated Visual Examination [2 Versions] in 1996. This included 700 certification test items and 25 Oral Examination Live Test Simulations as well as trained their AAPS [BCEM Examiners twice a year for 10 years [throughout the 1990s] Texts Authored Editor in Chief 4th-7th Ed of: “Pearls of Wisdom in Emergency Medicine [7 eds] and 35 Cds [33 are critical analysis of the 52 OBT Live CD set: audio recording made Live at Conference [cost $1515.00 (Oral Board Case studies)+ ASA/APAP toxicology CDs [each is 1 hour w/manual purchase price $65.00 for each + “CT Video: CT for the Emergency Physician”. Videotaped Live in Boca Raton, FL by Pear Productions; director and producer: Clayton Pereira. Contributors: Kris, Katie, Ryan Collman Barbara Schwartz [voiceover] Original music: Kris Collman on Acoustic Guitar Chapter Voiceovers: Katie and Ryan Collman Katie and Ryan: Pediaric calculation presentation [at ages 6 and 4 they presented a 2 h lecture for 2 years at 6 conferences to every participant of “The 8-Day Interactive Review!” “Dwight Collman MD DABEM DABFM Provides the most rigorous CME Education”...documented by EM News and EMRA [in 2002 ranked Dr Collman’s EM 8-Day Interactive Review! with the top 8 University or top ACEP chapter programs [an independent study they published for all of America’s Emergency Medicine Residents preparing for their board certification examinations. 2009 Jan Issue EM News Editor-in-chief ranked Dr Collman as the “premier educator for board preparation in the US” Core Competencies: Bedside Clinical Instructor all EM Medicine Clinical assessment/training EPs in all EM Procedures [over 90 procedures] Core competency: illustrates human Anatomy as it pertains to EM/EM procedures [he does this Live and his clients request to keep his illustrations] Dr Collman edited Emergency Management of Pediatric Trauma [while he illustrated this First-Ever Text devoted to Pediatric Trauma; he spent 2 years creating the illustrations for this text [983-1985 and they were reproduced and resold bynthe publisher and appear in the Pediatric Trauma Capter of The Text: The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine” Ed 1., author Ann Lattimer-Harwood-Nuss [now Professor Emeritus, retired]. Completed a Fellowship in Gen Anesthesia: University of Utah School of Medicine Awarded 5 specialty rotations [mentor ship programs in medical school:ICU President: Collman Institute Inc [a Fl S-Corp] 1994-2007 and 2018 to present. Clinical practice x 40 Yrs ABEM certification Life Fellow Am Board of Forensic Examiners Trains EPs in triage/emergency Pt care/documentation to mitigate litigation risk Has been awarded contracts [per physician] from over 400 US Hospitals Trains EPs from every branch of the US Military since 1989 -first group I traine included the CO of the Portsmouth, Va Naval residency [Michael Gonzalez MD FACEP who officially made the Oral Board Tutorial! As mandatory education to graduate his residency program in 1989. I am a “trainer-educator, author, medical Illustrator” Additional self funded missionary physician to Ukraine, Carribean, S America since 1987...[ongoing] Supplied Orphanage in Kherson, Ukraine with new supplies $5,000. I have treated college students at no cost since the 1990s Additional skills/competencies: Documentation [chart review consultatnt], Test item Writer [wrote the entire certification partI/part II examinations in 1996 Teach/train using interactivity/I teach the statistical/mathematical precognitive approach to physicians for pediatric IV fluid protocols for resuscitation, 3 forms of dehydration, burn fluid calculations + formula for airway [pulmonary burns] 52 simulations in 5 days; the role of the CANs/EXRs; I have a program syllabus for both of my CME programs Program author/presenter: “The Clinical Documentation If the Emergency Medicine Hospital Chart”, a 2-Day program conducted in Park City, Utah [1992s] As a Forensic Examiner he has reviewed and consulted emergency Physician defendants [approx 300 cases over 25 years] He has presented to children at the local middle schools for Spanish River Christian School Three presentations: a “suturing practical in which young students sutured wounds created on Pigs feet’s, a Gastrointestinal presentation for the 4th grade; “what is an X-ray” lecture for the entire school; Dr Collman donated funds and participated in annual fundraising events at Spanish River School for 8myears]; he created background scenes for both Spanish River Christian School and recreated the Parthenon for a Greek Play for the second Grade at Westminster Academy in Ft Lauderdale. He greatest achievement is his role as a single father and he has watched his aforementioned adult children all have successful marriages: Kristopher David Collman will soon be an MD., JD; Katie is a school teacher since age 19 [retired after 11 years at Bethany Christian School as a primary school teacher 1st/3rd grade]; Katie has a successful site on Etsy and has been an annual missionary all 4 years of her undergraduate education to a Bolivian Orphanahe. She is a mother and married a minister. She has a son who she devotes her days but will likely return to education and she is an excellent artist and gifted/enjoys creating personalized crafts [her website on Etsy:”The Black Pearl” Ryan David Collman has completed a BA, 2 masters and now is again on his 4th fully funded Scolarship at Edinburgh University for his PHD in Christian Studies; he was able to and did Marry Kristopher to Amanda When Ryan was 22 year-old! He his also a self-trained painter and has been married to his wife Lauren who was the Salutatorian of their high School. All three have chosen service-oriented lives and qualify as the brilliant, talented and loyal loving spouse [both sons married brilliant accountants who are amazing mothers. Amanda is also a gifted artist. I call these three ladies “the sisters and they support each other no matter how far they live apart. Ryan and Lauren have e tensively travelled Western Europe with their daughter and currently since November they have a newborn son;his toddler sister attends school 3 days a week and reads her baby brother and sings. My eldest grandchild is in her 2nd grade year and she too has a younger baby brother and she is like her cousins happy, brilliant and all are healthy and thriving! They are my greatest joy! I don’t list their names because I want them to have their privacy/security. I did have to take a break from teaching to care for my parents who are both deceased as are two of my brothers; my mother was the owner/operator of Lil Audreys Health Spa USa and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the State of Utah fir her work in keeping 40,000 women in Utah in shape/for helping thousands lose weight; many lost up to 100 lbs. Many were Lifetime members. My father, Joel Collman was an electrical/mechanical engineer by training, a brilliant man who became a designer for electrolysis on the first United States Nuclear Submarine then moved us from my birthplace [Huntington, NY] to Utah in 1959. Where he designed and built the rocket motors for our countries ICBMs [Miniteman I, II, and III series] and may have held as many as 90 patents; when he irked he then worked with mom as her accountant/collections Manager/he reengineered her Healthspa [a school they purchased]. my mother exercised and ate a healthy balanced diet was known by every woman in the State of Utah, often worked tirelessly for 12 h a day; never took a “sick day from medical illness.” I have 2 remaining siblings who live in Utah. I hope to one day reopen the “SPA” as a pvt medical facility for Antiaging and regenerative medicine while I continue all of my other above activities. Because of my mother I followed her advice to do everything in moderation, to protect my skin, and to sing as she did and to remember that your “true wealth is your health”. She lived by such rules and I would be nothing without her wisdom and love forvservice to others...I learned how to be a servant as a physician from my mother...I learned how to make rocket fuel from dad! I’m actively seeking new teaching opportunities and clinical practice as a faculty member or a clinical emergency physician while Incontinue to write and teach as many EPs andAPPs. I also hope to marry and have two more children.

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