Concentrate on raising expectations in both the students and the staff of what students are capable of doing.
Category: Medical Education
18(+) months in: The Other Part of my Job (Part 1)
My job plan is for a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Simulation, with 10PAs in total, and 20% of this dedicated to simulation.
So, how did I end up with a job in EM and Simulation?
EM Resources for Medical Students
Some Medical Students may have had their placements in Emergency Departments postponed. Here are some resources that you can access from home to learn something about Emergency Medicine.
#Influencers – What We Teach Whilst We’re Teaching
For good or ill, as human beings we are all swayed in our behaviour by the actions of those around us... we just can't help it, it's a fact of life.
SPLASH – Is Everyone Having Fun at the Pool?
Emergency Medicine (or any hospital area for that matter) can take a bit of getting used to and not everyone adjust to it at the same rate... if at all. For me in my current role, I have medical students on my mind but the same is true, I am sure, for new staff in … Continue reading SPLASH – Is Everyone Having Fun at the Pool?
9 Months In: Did I Make A Good Supervisor?
The beginning of August marked me being in post for 9 months, as well as heralding a new intake of junior doctors, and saying good bye to those moving on. Those of you following my #KW5years tweets might remember that I was assigned my first ever trainee in January, and I was pretty keen to get being a trainer “right”.
Ten Tips for History Taking
A new set of medical students has just arrived at our hospital to start their clinical years. I've had the chance to talk to them about history taking and came up with these ten tips.
The Fight Against Tick Boxing
How can we fight back against the tick boxing? Here are six, simple ways that I think we, as trainers in particular, can make a significant difference to the quality of assessments.
In these days of evidence based medicine, the story is often looked down upon as archaic, just an anecdote, having no place in modern medicine. Is this true? Have stories nothing to teach us anymore?
From Problem to Solution
Yes I was battered and bruised, and no I wasn't capable of fulfilling all the duties of a consultant but despite this I still had a role to play, a way I could contribute to the specialty that I loved, a reason to belong in EM. For the first time in nearly two years I wasn't just a problem, I was a solution.