Chapter 8 The Resident as Teacher: Facilitating Student Success
Thoughts on Expectations, Feedback, and Stress
Clarify for the students your expectations and their role on the team during the first or second day of the rotation. The more integrated students feel, the more effective they can be as members of the team.
Assign students to individual patients for whom they will be responsible for daily notes and knowing their medical issues.
Set defined tasks that are educational and will also benefit the team, such as looking up the use of a new medication or treatment protocol.
Ask questions with an educationally productive purpose—to clarify information, to assess a student’s understanding, to engage learners in a decision-making process. Avoid using questions to establish your authority.
Schedule at least one session a week to review important topics in a small group (i.e., acid-base, vent management, cardiac monitoring).