Learning: The Chapter After Residency
Shreyans Sanghvi, DO
Fellow, medical education
UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School
Salil Bhandari, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
Director Of Media Relations
UTHealth Houston | McGovern Medical School
Learning is the entire point of residency. But how do you keep building your knowledge base after the structured life of residency gives way to attending or community medicine? Turns out there's a special magic to it. EMRA*Cast host Shreyans Sanghvi, DO, takes notes from accomplished educator, speaker, and street illusionist Salil Bhandari, MD (@salilbhandarimd).
EMRA*Cast Host Shreyans Sanghvi, DO, ventures into the abyss of life after residency to find out how to keep up your learning after training with street illusionist and veteran public speaker Salil Bhandari, MD. Completing his residency in emergency medicine at NYU Langone, Salil has trained hundreds of residents in public speaking, presentation design, and procedural competency. He is a passionate resuscitationist and educational philosopher who currently serves as the Director of Media and Communications and Assistant Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at McGovern Medical School @ UT Health in Houston, Texas, among busiest Level 1 trauma centers in North America.
Residency offers a focused, structured approach to foundational content necessary to ensure you’ve met the core competencies required of you to practice basic emergency medicine. Juxtaposing that completely - attendinghood can seem like No Man's Land without the residency-required conferences, lectures, and scheduled reading.
Dr. Bhandari takes us through an objective method to maximize your continuing education beyond residency.
- Find a niche in emergency medicine to explore: ultrasound, trauma, airway, EKGs - whatever you fancy - but keep a focus.
- Set intention behind that focus. Writing it down can help you distill this into action.
- Actively try to improve and learn within that space. Attend focused conferences, keep up with the current literature, and contribute to the sharing of knowledge within that space.