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Pimping 101: Maximizing Medical Student Teaching on Shift


We've all been wake up late, arriving to your shift just in the nick of time. You log on to the computer and notice the waiting room is full and you have 5 new patients on the board. A bright-eyed, eager-appearing medical student comes up and introduces herself as your student for the day. You are tired and stressed, but you also want to be able to provide your student with a valuable experience during her time in the emergency department. You sigh and admit to yourself that you really do not know HOW to teach medical students because you were never taught yourself.

Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to maintain your efficiency while giving your medical student a great emergency department experience.

Now that you've mastered the art of
teaching on shift, have fun, and stay positive!