Episode 85: Teaching and Learning with Tina Tran

In this episode, episode 85, I welcome back Dr. Tina Tran and we discuss how to be successful as a medical student on an anesthesia clerkship, how to be a successful teacher if you are a resident teaching medical students, and how to create a great medical student rotation if you are a clerkship director.

6 Replies to “Episode 85: Teaching and Learning with Tina Tran”

  1. Great advice. I agree with everything you two touched on, especially the feedback aspect. Currently being on my anesthesia clerkship, there are a few things I wish I had some instruction on at the beginning of the rotation that would have positively impacted my experience, they include being given an orientation on where all the equipment is, how to set up for procedures, and how to do a machine check. Often times in the OR a resident has asked me to grab something or to set something up under the assumption I know where it is or how to do it. While it is no big deal to say “I don’t know how, could you please show me?” or ask where something is, the resident is usually busy caring for the patient, and I would have loved to help without being bothersome.

    Additionally, giving signout to PACU/ICU is something I have found to be particularly helpful in my learning experience. It keeps me engaged throughout the whole case so I can give an effective summary of all the events and interventions that occurred throughout the case.

    1. Thanks. Sounds like you’re asking about adjuncts or alternatives to opioids for intra operative pain. I’ll put it on the list for a future episode!

  2. Again, another great episode, thank you very much.
    It would be interesting if you dived deeper into this topic and explained how your residency program is built up, tips for residents (even though many apply to students and residents likewise) and resident directors. How do you “invent” such a program if none exists yet etc.

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