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Basic skills for medical students

  2. 2. MEDICAL STUDENTS LIFE DIFFERS FROM OTHER EDUCATIONAL COURSES• The undergraduate course is 5 years long - longer than other university courses - and requires endless energy and commitment from the student.. It is also worth remembering that the medical course presents much more than an intellectual challenge to students - they must also learn to deal with interpersonal communication, serious illness and ethical issues.DR.T.V.RAO MD 2
  3. 3. WHAT MEDICINE MEANS FOR A STUDENTS• Medicine is a vocational degree and studying medicine allows you to develop the practical and clinical capabilities specific to medicine, as well as the professional and personal attributes necessary to be a doctorDR.T.V.RAO MD 3
  4. 4. SKILLS YOU SHOULD PERFECT • Students should develop a range of other transferable skills through your course, such as critical appraisal, observation, liste ning, logical reasoning and decision making. These skills are crucial when working as a doctor, but are just as useful in work outside medicine.DR.T.V.RAO MD 4
  5. 5. WRITING COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM PATIENTS• Written communication - completing assignments, taking patient histories and completing medical reports.• Written and digital documentation a must keep you informed and makes safe from legal litigations in future• Learn using computer whenever requiredDR.T.V.RAO MD 5
  6. 6. CERTAIN TO BECOME A GOOD DOCTOR IF YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE • Oral communication - developing listening as well as talking skills through discussing patient treatment with other medical staff, explaining diagnosis and prognosis to patients and relatives in language that they can understand, and developing an empathic approach;DR.T.V.RAO MD 6
  7. 7. MEDICINE IS A TEAM WORK – DO NOT GET ISOLATED• Team working - working with others to complete a task, to understand your role and the roles of others within a multidisciplinary health care team;DR.T.V.RAO MD 7
  8. 8. JUNIORS WILL RESPECT YOUR LEADERSHIP • leadership - providing guidance to others and gaining responsibility;DR.T.V.RAO MD 8
  9. 9. COMPUTER LITERACY – INFORMATION HANDLING• Computer literacy and information handling - through projects and assignments;• Computers and networking part of our lives make the use of the best resources.• Limit your online work, Do not get addicted to Internet, you deviate from your objectivesDR.T.V.RAO MD 9
  10. 10. TIME MANAGEMENT AND THE ABILITY TO PRIORITISE YOUR WORKLOAD; • Time management is gaining importance for Medical students. • Many subjects, few hours to optimise for learning • Prioritise you work and work load • Be a champion to organize your time you are winner one dayDR.T.V.RAO MD 10
  11. 11. THE ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE;• There are undoubtedly many difficult, unchangeable aspects of medical training, but more emphasis on what students like-for example, talking to patients-might mediate these difficulties.• Studentship is a perfect the communication skills, never skip away from clinical training• Talk at least to few patients in a day• The real learning in Medicine is in patientDR.T.V.RAO MD 11
  12. 12. HELPING STUDENTS TO FIGHT THE STRESS• Basically, the findings seem to indicate that in some cases there needs to be institutional interventions or changes depending on the type of stressors most affecting students. Its up to Medical colleges to provide students with coping methods, or put in place strategic plans for combating stressDR.T.V.RAO MD 12
  13. 13. TEACHERS TOO RESPONSIBLE FOR REDUCING THE STRESS • Other methods suggested for reducing student stress are the use of small groups for teaching and support, sensitivity groups, and a counselling service.DR.T.V.RAO MD 13
  14. 14. STUDENTS SHOULD LISTEN TO THEIR FRIENDS• Negotiation and mediation - understanding someone elses point of view and being non-judgemental• Some times our friends and class mates understands better than us;DR.T.V.RAO MD 14
  15. 15. THE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH UNCERTAINTY AND TO WORK WITHIN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT; • We live in a uncertain world, nothing is predictable next moment ; • Practice to learn what is different, • You cannot choose your teachers • Adjust with best available teachers • Take advantage from competent teachersDR.T.V.RAO MD 15
  16. 16. MOST IMPORTANT – BALANCE YOUR LIFE• Personal development planning - self- appraisal, presentation skills and managing your work-life balance.• Everyones life is unpredictable• Accepting change is the best art• Adjust to the change today tomorrow may be too lateDR.T.V.RAO MD 16
  17. 17. IMPROVE YOU PRESENCE• Consider the skills developed on your course as well as through your other activities, such as skilled work, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies, leadership roles, etc. Think about how these can be used as evidence of your skills and personal attributes. Then you can start to practice who you really are, identify what you may be lacking and consider how to improve your profile.DR.T.V.RAO MD 17
  18. 18. DO REMEMBER THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF PRACTICE OF MEDICINE• We love practicing medicine. Unequivocally. Yet it sometimes seems as much a burden as a privilege. We begin our careers in the anatomy room, a ghoulish lab in which many “civilians” would faint. We cut our teeth in bloody operating rooms and intensive care units from which few people leave intact. We spend our lives bearing witness to the sufferings and diseases of troubled souls. We are well paid, intellectually stimulated, and, if we are lucky, trusted and maybe even loved by our patients. Yet on certain days, when our patients do not do well, the trade-off seems untenable.DR.T.V.RAO MD 18
  19. 19. WISH TO BE UPDATED AND KNOWLEDGED• The work is well within the capacity of all who make the entrance requirements, but extra reading and revision needs to be done in the evenings and at weekends, to keep up with the course. If students are living at home, they will need quiet periods each evening and at weekends, free from distractionDR.T.V.RAO MD 19
  20. 20. LEARNING TO STUDY WITH NEW RESEARCH IDEAS • In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying. • Instead of sticking to one study location, simply alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. So does studying distinct but related skills or concepts in one sitting, rather than focusing intensely on a single thing.DR.T.V.RAO MD 20
  21. 21. • Programme created by Dr.T.V.Rao MD for Medical Students World Wide • Email • doctortvrao@gmail.comDR.T.V.RAO MD 21