In graduate medical education, faculty are responsible for helping students and trainees develop into competent physicians. This is a critical aspect for faculty but can be challenging for a variety of reasons. It is especially difficult with a problem learner who has not achieved what is expected of them in one or more areas of competence. The job of faculty, course directors, rotation directors, program directors and others in medical education leadership is to identify the root of the learner's difficulty and develop strategies to help the learner to achieve expectations in that area.
After the presentation participants will be able to:
• Define a learner in difficulty or a problem
• Identify the differential diagnosis of the learner's difficulty
• Develop a tailored strategy for learner remediation
Leslie Kersun, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia