Here is a simple exercise to help MDs or aspiring MDs build a learning plan. Obviously, this applies to anything else that you want to learn


What is your Motivation?
Internal Vs External. Embrace (or reject) and act accordingly. If internally motivated, clearly identify the value of the material, embrace it, internalize it, make it a part of who you want to be.

What are your Goals?
Familiarity, Core Competency, Mastery. If you can’t name your goal – then your level of competency will be passing familiarity at best.

What are the Steps that lead to these goals?

What Strategies, Tactics, and Methods will help?

What other Resources can you use?

Listen here to a great, 10 minute, video by Sal Khan as he explains his insight – the fundamental flaw in education – that led to the creation of Khan Academy