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Jun 17, 2020

For this episode we are joined by Dr. Viswanath Vasudevan, who is the Program Director, Resident, and Medical Director of the Sleep Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Vasudevan’s expertise on clinical reasoning really shines through in this interview. Dr. Vasudevan’s perspective reveals some of the key systemic issues that physicians are facing in their training and clinical contexts, and Dr. Vasudevan also gives us the medicine for how to personally adapt to avoid the pitfalls and be the most effective physicians possible. 

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Talking Points: 

  • Introspection, self-reflection, and apprenticeship 
  • Combining bedside learning with textbook knowledge 
  • Mastering clinical reasoning through critical thinking and problem solving 
  • The necessity for clinical reasoning amidst the economic crisis of healthcare 
  • The dangers of unnecessary diagnostic studies 
  • The most important characteristics of successful residents
  • How residents can be active in finding their ideal mentors and how to establish those relationships
  • Why patient satisfaction is the most important thing 
  • How to make patients your greatest teachers