Technology Changes the Way Medical Students Learn

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine to talk with Dr. Michael Giuliano, Assistant Dean of Faculty, Resident and Student Development at the School of Medicine to talk about how technology is changing the way students learn, especially in medical school.

6/6/17 #2044






"We are pleased to be speaking to Doctor Michael Giuliano, Assistant Dean of Faculty, Resident, and Student Development, Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Doctor, we're here in one of the laboratories that in July of 2018 will be fully functioning with students learning, growing, and becoming the future physicians, right? Coming real quick. Real quick. Talk to us about what you're so excited about, in terms of what's gonna be happening here, and the kinds of physicians that will come out of here. This is a unique opportunity. I'm sure everyone's talked about the fact that, you know, you don't get to start a new medical school from scratch very often. And the ability to bring people together, the students and faculty and residents together to do that is a very unique opportunity. And it gives us an opportunity to really break some of the old paradigms that have been in place for a long time. Not have to break those walls down, but actually build from scratch. A clean piece of paper, and actually begin from... right from the beginning, in terms of what we think is the best way to educate and build a system. You know, before we got on the air, you gave us... you gave me a very simple analogy. And I want you to play this out a little bit. Now you can teach. You can give information. You can tell someone, you know, "Here's how to get that fish." You can give a man or a woman a fish, right? They eat for a day. You can teach, obviously, someone how to fish and there's a lifetime, potentially, of good things. How does that relate to a medical school? So I think for the most part, most medical education has been all about just giving fishes. You know, the pieces of knowledge that people need to use. And it's still important. You need to do that obviously. But I think the focus for this school is really gonna be about teaching people to fish. The process issues related to how do I solve clinical problems? How do I apply what I've learned in new situations? And most of medical information changes so dramatically, is that half of what we're teaching the students is wrong. And we just don't know which half is wrong. And we need to teach them to constantly be learning and editing what they learn. And that's an absolute critical skill now. Doctor, you were saying how things change so quickly. Right? So I'm envisioning. Students come into the School of Medicine in July of 2018. They start to treat patients, you know, three..."