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Teaching the teacher a lesson

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.677 (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:677
  1. Bruce McCormick, senior lecturer in anaesthesia (brucemcc@doctors.org.uk)
  1. College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi

    As senior lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesia at Malawi's medical school, I am responsible for organising a three week module in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine for the fourth year medical students. I quickly abandoned any unrealistic goal for complete coverage of our syllabus in the eleven days that remained of our module, after loss to bank holidays and funerals (one local and one in Rome). I designed a module to show our wide variety of subspecialty interests and to give the students some relevant practical skills of use in their future roles as interns. We stretched the department's staffing resources to teach by rotation in small groups …

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