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王白水

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A039 Every teacher has been a student, and now and in the future they are still students.

In recent months, I have come into contact with many clinical preceptors, and based on my observations, excellent teachers have several common characteristics:

  • Serious attitude
  • Efficient and stable workflow (knowing what to do every day of the week, what to do at each time of the day, and what to do during free time)
  • Continuous learning, not ashamed to ask questions
  • Focus on important matters
  • Good family relationships (taking care of family, prioritizing children and partners)
  • Good workplace relationships (trust from leaders and colleagues)
  • Idealistic realists (aware of the limitations of reality but still holding onto ideals)

Next, I will analyze each of these points one by one. I believe these common characteristics are very important, and there are many areas where I am currently lacking. I hope that when I review this series next year, I can tell myself, "You have made progress this year."

Today, let's start with "continuous learning, not ashamed to ask questions" because I believe this is an area where I am doing fairly well. Starting with something simple to get back into the habit of updating regularly (yes, I am starting daily updates again!)

Before participating in residency training, during my undergraduate studies, I blindly admired every teacher because I was weak in knowledge at the time, and the gap between each teacher and me was significant. I could solve any problem I encountered with teachers, and I didn't encounter problems that teachers couldn't solve, which created an illusion that teachers were always omnipotent.

During residency training, participating in the formulation of patient treatment plans required considering various aspects such as diagnosis and treatment with the teacher. It was then that I slowly discovered many things that teachers didn't know (even the entire department didn't know):

  • The diagnosis and patient condition of xxx are not completely consistent, but I can't think of a better solution for now, so let's stick with it for now.
  • I don't know why xxx treatment is effective.
  • The current treatment effect of xxx disease is not good, but there is no better solution, so let's continue with the current approach.
  • And so on.

Faced with these issues, teachers and I alike turned to search engines, with WeChat being the quickest option as many people share their clinical experiences there. For more complex issues, we searched for literature, starting with guidelines which are simple and quick to use, followed by reviews to quickly understand the overall situation, and so on.

Time and time again, teachers and I would look at each other, and the teacher would eventually say, "I don't know what to do about this either," ending the discussion. In this process, I began to understand that the "sacred" aura around teachers was fading, and I slowly realized:

Every teacher was once a student, and now and in the future, they are still students.

Of course, teachers can still guide me in many ways, and I still hold them in awe. However, my lack of confidence was gradually eliminated in this process. I now know that I also have the potential to become an excellent teacher in the eyes of others, but I need more time, more experience, and continuous learning.

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