Q: Did you see one, before doing one?

A: See one, do one, teach one. This is an age-old phrase in medical education. I can write about the pros and cons of this teaching approach, but here I wanted to primarily write about the importance of seeing one. A few months ago, I was orienting our newest residents...

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Q: What is the simulation experience during residency?

A: Simulation-based education at Duke has three main functions during residency training. First, orientation. All anesthesia residents spend their first week at Duke in small groups practicing the basics of anesthesia preparation, induction, maintenance and emergence. Orientation allows students to ask questions in a controlled, safe environment so they are...

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