Getting off to a good start: Discussing goals and expectations with medical students

William V. Raszka, Christopher G. Maloney, Janice L. Hanson

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Medical students highly value a learning environment in which they feel part of the health care team, their views are valued, and they make significant contributions to the care of patients. An orientation that includes an enthusiastic welcome, an opportunity to get to know from where the students have come and where they want to go, and setting mutually agreeable SMART objectives helps create a supportive and effective learning environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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