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Academic Medicine Podcast

Nov 16, 2020

"Although it took a long time to adapt my lesson plans in a way that would better suit the needs and skills of my students, this experience gave me valuable perspective on the disparity between students’ motivations and what we educators imagine them to be, and ultimately, I’ve developed into a better teacher."

Dr. Halil Tekiner (@haliltekiner) reflects on teaching a medicine in literature course for the first time to less than enthusiastic medical students.  

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the November 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at