ISBN 978-1-62130-779-2 (paperback), $29.95
Mind the Gap:
Generational Differences in Medical Education
by the Alliance for Clinical Education
edited by Geoffrey A. Talmon, M.D., and
Gary L. Beck Dallaghan, Ph.D.
The inspiration for Mind the Gap came from conversations with
mid-career faculty at an educational meeting. It is intended
to be practical, with immediately applicable ideas.
For the first time in history there are four or five generations
interacting regularly in society and in the workplace. Sociology
and popular culture call them Traditionalists, Baby Boomers,
Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. While intergenerational
differences have always been present, the likelihood that someone
may be interacting with, working with, or supervising individuals
three generations distant is becoming more commonplace.
Our goal is to raise awareness of the impact of generational
issues on medical education and to help medical educators, trainees,
supervisors, and employers understand how the different generations
learn, work, interact with patients, and lead.
1. Overview of Generations in the Workplace
Charlene Edie Gamaldo, M.D., Fatima F. Aly, M.D.,
Camilla Curren, M.D.
2. Sources of Intergenerational Conflict
Steven E. Bishop, M.D., Sarah Stein, M.Ed.,
Lawrence Loo, M.D.
3. Health Care Through the Years: A Generational Perspective
Guillermo E. Solorzano, M.D., M.Sc., Hilary F. Ryder, M.D.,
Gregory Briscoe, M.D.
4. Generational Differences in Pre-Clerkship Education
Pearce J. Korb, M.D., For-Shing Lui, M.D., Joanne Lynn, M.D.
5. Generational Differences in Clinical Education
Jennifer G. Foster, M.D., M.B.A., Valli R. Annamalai, M.D.,
David L. Eldridge, M.D., F.A.A.P., Imran Ali, M.D.
6. Graduate Medical Education
Travis W. Crook, M.D., Sherron M. Jackson, M.D.,
Patricia G. McBurney, M.D., M.S.C.R.
7. New-to-Practice Physicians
Christopher P. Bruti, M.D., M.P.H., Sara Wikstrom, M.D.,
Jeremy B. Richards, M.D.
8. Millennials as Leaders, Teachers, and Mentors
Kathleen N. Franco, M.D., Sarah Gander, M.D.,
Ezgi Tiryaki, M.D.
9. Generational Differences and Their Implications for Patient Care
Katherine Walsh, M.D., Irene Alexandraki, M.D.,
Lisa D. Forrester, M.D., Ph.D., Cynthia H. Ledford, M.D.,
Kimberly Tartaglia, M.D.
10. Generation Z: What Do We Know So Far?
Geoffrey A. Talmon, M.D.
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