The true recipients of the LeJIT award therefore are you, the students who enthusiastically solicit and implement daily suggestions for growth.Randy Laine, MD
“The LeJIT teaching award highlights the value of providing feedback (presently, through JITs, aka “Just In Time” assessments) to our students immediately after they have had the chance to practice one of the core skills required of physicians (for example, taking a medical history from a patient). We can do that by pointing out often to our trainees what was done well and offer one or two small suggestions to spur lightning speed growth.
If you happen to read this while on a clinical or immersion rotation, here is an important point: there is sometimes a looming pressure of feeling under constant evaluation. Know that all we wish is to help you reach the next level as fast as possible, then the next, and then the next, and inspire you to be the best physicians you can be. If JITs help with that, then JITs it is! The true recipients of the LeJIT award therefore are you, the students who enthusiastically solicit and implement daily suggestions for growth. In that vein, as I am given the opportunity of writing this brief note, I would like to express my gratitude to my teachers at Washu (for example, just to name a few amongst many who excelled at JITs before it had a name, Brendan O’ Connor, Matthew Brinkmeier, Nathan Martin, Melvin Blanchard, Vladimir Despotovic) and recognize all my colleagues in the DHM alongside whom it is a pleasure to practice and teach medicine.”