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Episode from the podcastLead. Learn. Change.

Akul Munjal and Vamsi Reddy - Future Surgeons, Lifetime Learners

Released Friday, 22nd May 2020
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Neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery (2:15)

Borborygmi – its meaning and significance (3:00)

Why be a physician? (4:15)

Meaningful work (4:45)

The neurosurgery Operating Room (OR) at every opportunity (5:30)

Don’t pursue medicine for the wrong reasons (6:15)

Look ahead – consider one’s life in a particular area (6:30)

Practical experiences at nth Dimensions (7:30)

A good medical rotation illuminates potential (8:00)

Hammers and screws and people – orthopedic surgery! (8:15)

20+ years of school plus residency – a lot of schooling (9:00)

Teaching skills adjust with the structure of the learning environment (9:45)

Important to convey the reasons for the content being taught (11:05)

Teachers need to remember what it’s like to be a beginner (11:45)

Great teachers understand each student’s perspective and context (12:30)

View each student as full of potential (13:15)

Teaching requires true understanding (14:30)

Thinking in “the language” of the content (world language, science, math…) (15:00)

Monkeys can’t actually explain the slides (15:30)

Understanding doesn’t automatically equate to being able to teach (16:00)

Standardized tests’ value (17:20)

Approach teaching by asking if the format and content are accessible and meaningful for the students (18:30)

Strengthen the relationship between first and second year medical students and their third and fourth year colleagues (19:15)

Don’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree (20:20)

Expand on what captures student interest (21:10)

Kahn Academy concepts (21:30)

The LSAT as an indicator of law school acceptance and as a gauge of one’s professional practice thereafter (22:30)

Focus on “next” and individualize earlier (23:05)

Memorable learning experience – a change of pace (24:45)

Problem based opportunities where “facts” are applied (25:10)

A kind word of interest and support makes a huge difference (25:45)

Take the time to “notice” (26:15)

Hand surgery – trust plus support equals a boost in confidence and skill (26:30)

The real lesson from Theory of Knowledge - Brain in a Vat (27:00)

We need to engage in intellectual humility (27:45)

Mr. Gribble – cared enough to attend the White Coat ceremony (28:15)

Ms. Mary Britt – really knows and cares about her students (29:35)

Thanks, educators, for your sacrifices (30:50)

Teachers and doctors - both have impacts on the populations they serve (31:25)

Borborygmi: Food for Thought podcast (32:10)

Todnem-Ready Review app for Neurosurgery resident board exams (32:25)

Professional Association of Georgia Educators:  www.pageinc.org

David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0…

Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats

Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com.

Medical College of Georgia link: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/

Borborygmi: Food for Thought podcast link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/borborygmi-f…

nth Dimensions – advancing women and minorities in specialty fields - www.nthdimensions.org

Kahn Academy – www.khanacademy.org

Riverwood International Charter School - https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/181

Theory of Knowledge:  https://sites.google.com/site/ricsibtok/home

Brain in a Vat:  https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&a…

AP World History:  https://sites.google.com/site/ricsapworldhistory/a…

Brookwood High School - https://www.gcpsk12.org/BrookwoodHS