Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Learning by repetition, repetition, and repetition

A comment left on my blog on an earlier post reassured me when I wasn't sure if P = MD was such a good idea. My good friend and mentor "Anonymous" wrote, "a 60% average in non-clinical years will still set you up to be a very competent physician-in-training during your clinical years."

This came to mind again in our Family Practice class today. We were taught in lecture how to write notes in patient charts using SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) and how to FIFE our patients...

...for perhaps the fourth time.

Clearly, Mr. Anonymous was correct in telling me something that I now know well about med school: They won't let us out of here not knowing the important stuff.

1 comment:

incidental findings said...

The thing about med school is that it's distilled gunners and straight A students. It's hard to be 100%. I studied harder than I ever had before in my life for my first med school exam and got a 63%.