"Being effective teachers, like being effective clinicians, depends in part on what we do, and in part on who we are. In both domains we deal with people, and in both domains everything begins with an accurate and complete diagnosis. (Yes, great teaching also begins with being a diagnostician.)
Good brain research is confirming that we are all unique in the ways we perceive the world and in the ways we learn. We are even more diverse as learners than we are in the ways we manifest our medical needs." -- excerpted from Being/Becoming a Great Surgical Teacher by Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD
Even if you missed the learning session or teaching workshop presented by Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD, at the SLS 19th Annual Meeting and Endo Expo 2010, you can still get the distilled notes. Review 8 questions you should ask yourself as a teacher, and get the opportunity to go further into the topic through the suggested reading list.