Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

: 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-

Learning Together for Patient Care

Ajay P S Parihar 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ajay P S Parihar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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S Parihar AP. Learning Together for Patient Care.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2019;31:193-193

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Under the Banyan tree, amidst an old man and few children on his other side is the most reiterated picture in our minds when we think of education in our culture. Our persona is created from the education imparted to us. Mythologies, fairy tales, and of course the dearest bed time stories of our grandparents weaved into us the idea of world. Education and understanding of world is more minuscule to our next generation. From black boards to smart boards, from pages of text to minutes of Ted talks, we are evolving into meticulous movement of concise and accurate learning. Logic is weaved into stories. Concepts curated with precision. Lending from our culture, story telling is probably the most powerful tool in our teachers' armamentarium.

Behind every ruler, there was an academic mentor. Behind every leader, there is an administrative mentor. What's to understand is that an academician gets better by the practice of his learning. Similarly, a teacher reaches his/her epitome of knowledge in the process of lecturing his students. Our dental and medical institutions have programs through which teachers imbibe skills. Yet we lack separate training for teaching skills. It's an established fact that for curricular planning, optimal teaching and learning formats, and most importantly, up-to-date assessment strategies all require additional skills and guidance from education experts.

The seeds of one's personality is always embedded by a teacher. We do have a choice in deciding what we desire to entail in our mind from the education of ours. Dr. Sackett very vividly explains, “Half of what you'll learn in medical school will be shown to be either wrong or out of date within 5 years of graduation; the trouble is that nobody can tell you which half, so the important thing to learn is how to learn on your own.” He is considered the father of evidence-based medicine, illuminates the notion that given both the vast compendium of biomedical information and its rapid evolution, physicians have the professional responsibility to become self-directed life-long learners to provide superior, evidence-based clinical care. In this globalising world, where knowledge is in tips of our hands. The choice of delivering the right education and accumulating the meaningful education out of the hoard available is the most valuable asset. Let us work together to learn so that it can ultimately help the students and then to the patient, as Leo Buscaglia said, “Change is the end result of all true learning.”