PeteK777 Posted August 25, 2017 Share Posted August 25, 2017 Hi all, I take students pretty regularly and most of them are very, very good. I try to do a mix of bedside teaching, whiteboard talks and letting them see patients on their own. By the end of the rotation they are well-versed in EM/ICU and able to see sick patients fairly autonomously (with supervision). Recently I had a student near graduation who was..not so good (didn't know how to give a basic presentation, didn't understand basic physiology, couldn't formulate a broad differential, wasn't great at interviewing patients, among other things). Maybe it was just stress. I found that all of my teaching points were falling flat because the baseline knowledge wasn't really there - even when concepts were aggressively simplified. I'm not a huge fan of just letting students just shadow, but outside of saying "go home and read more," or flat out starting from the basics, I didn't really have a great strategy for handling this and a full rotation with this student is going to be challenging. I've already reached out to the program since their students are usually pretty good; I wanted to see if anyone else has encountered this and what your strategies are.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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