Teaching anatomy and research skills
One should not be an introvert
- By: Daryl Ramai, Alana Persaud
I have always liked teaching, research, and the ability to be independent, even as a student. That’s why I decided to obtain a PhD; it was the curiosity of exploring new things that captured me. The mix of teaching, research, and student development is, in reality, my hobby—this is what I enjoy doing—and it’s all a part of academic medicine.
Evidence based medicine can sometimes become overly structured and restrictive. Research can expand students’ minds to explore different horizons and to think outside of typical paradigms. This ability to see a problem and approach it from different perspectives is critical to a developing physician, and can be attained through research experiences, and not necessarily from a textbook.