Tips on…Getting teaching on the wards
- By: Rhydian Harris, Isobel Fitzgerald
Approach a senior house officer—Senior house officers (SHOs) are close enough to graduating from medical school to remember student life. They are easily approachable and able to give advice on books, exam tips, and career guidance. Yet at the same time, SHOs are likely to be doing exams and should be oozing with knowledge. They are therefore in a unique position to pass on their wisdom. Teaching is assumed as part of an SHO's training as set by his or her employing deanery. Most SHOs write on their CV that they teach, so subtly make sure that they do.