Mr Khera’s teaching session today was really good! Targeted at a good level for us, it was a great way for us to learn how to assess patients and come to conclusions in a short timeframe. Would definitely take the opportunity to attend more teaching sessions such as this in the future.


I thought it was really helpful – teaching out how to get information quickly with only 3 questions was a clever way of highlighting the importance of keeping things concise. Was helpful to have a list of things to research later that evening also.


The session was very good, it highlighted something I needed to learn about, however it was very short, a slightly longer session where we could of highlighted a couple of areas for improvement would have been very helpful. Also I think it would have been nice to be able to write down the information Mr Khera was giving me, I struggle to remember when being told verbally. But it was really good and I would have liked more opportunities this module to do similar things.


I thought it was fantastic and I learnt a lot. We got to see2 patients throughout the whole process (including gaining consent which was helpful). We were also occasionally taught throughout the operation however it may have been more helpful if this was done later in term when we were scrubbed up. Being in the clinic was a good teaching opportunity and we got in depth teaching about some of the WHO protocols. However, as most of the patients were follow ups, we didn’t get many chances to take clinical histories ourselves.


The session was a great opportunity to get involved in taking patient histories and note taking. The only downside was it clashing with student led seminars. This definitely put us off the session as we need to attend 5 seminars in 9 weeks (week 2 seminars were cancelled). It must be noted that during our PRH and A & E weeks we are not allowed to attend so it put us in a tricky position in terms of attendance if we were to become unwell. As the clinic can’t be moved I’d suggest taking down the attendance requirement seminars for people who go to the clinic or other unique teaching opportunities.


I found the morning Theatre session extremely useful because in addition to the teaching throughout the surgery, we had the opportunity to see the surgery from the TV screen in the operating room which made it easier for us to understand what was going on. The overall day was a great way to try and get patient follow-through sign-ofs in our logbooks as Lewes Victoria is quite a small hospital so it gave us enough time to see the patient post-op. as well and follow them through their journey in and out of the operating theatre. The afternoon clinic was also very useful because Mr Khera allowed us to take histories from patients as though we were running the clinic which meant we were able to have a lot of practice writing in notes and taking patient histories. The overall teaching delivered by Mr Khera was fantastic, he made sure we were always involved throughout the day and also being asked lots of questions helped me recall information easily. The only aspect of the day I can say could be improved is maybe have the possibility to scrub in during surgery for an even more hands on experience.


Mr Khera prepared an interesting patient case for us which led to a great bedside training session as well as a prolonged discussion post-bedside. It was challenging and educational, showing us what levels of knowledge and detail he would expect from our CBDs.


I thought it was really useful having a session with a consultant to learn from a patient and talk about relevant topics. He was very good at teaching as he asked a lot of questions and gave information pitched at the right level. My only recommendations would be to see one more patient in the allotted hour and have a dedicated space for teaching rather than in the corridor. But otherwise I found it very helpful and I hope it continues for future students!


It was very fruitful and enjoyable session allowing us to build up on our knowledge. I really liked the interactive nature of the session.


The teaching was fantastic. Mr Khera challenged us but did it in a friendly manner which was not intimidating. I learnt so much despite the session only being 45 minutes long – it would have been great if it was longer! The structure of the teaching was also very good, I liked seeing the patient first then having a relaxed discussion about them.


I thought the teaching session was brilliant. It was the first scheduled bedside teaching I’ve had, and was very useful indeed. I appreciated the care taken to choose an interesting patient and one with many relevant learning points. Please pass on my thanks to Mr Khera.


I really like the way we only focused on 1 case but explored in detail. I think it’s much more beneficial to do it this way instead of trying to fit 3/4 patients in 45minutes. Secondly, I also liked how Mr Khera assigned us to conduct different parts of the examination and history.


I found the teaching session with Mr Khera very useful; I felt the teaching was aimed at an appropriate level for our knowledge and stage in training. The opportunity to see a patient and discuss this one patient in depth within a small group was particularly beneficial and something which we don’t often get a chance to do. Overall I felt this session was excellent and would highly recommend it.


I really enjoyed Mr Khera’s teaching. It was very interactive and he was very encouraging which made you feel more confident when answering questions. The only improvement would be to try and see more than one patient so we could try and put into practice what Mr Khera taught us.


I cannot rate this teaching session more highly. The teaching was concise, focused, very relevant to what we need to know and made learning highly enjoyable and stimulating. Not only was the teaching fabulous Mr Khera has a wonderful manner with students and a teaching style renowned throughout the medical school as approachable with the ability to ask any question without it being a silly one. This is so valuable. He is a wonderful teacher, with the best surgical teaching on wards, in theatre and also this lunchtime session. If only I could do more! Sometimes as medical students it is difficult to know what sessions to attend and which sessions put on for us will be worthwhile.


I thought it was fantastic as it was very structured and he makes you think outside of the box. The only downside is that it was only an hour. Wish it could have been longer or if he could do more sessions then that would be great.


I really enjoyed the theatre session with Mr Khera. It was great to experience a different healthcare setting, and learn more about the logistics of day surgery. As there were relatively few cases compared to RSCH, we had lots of time to spend with the members of the team, and really benefitted from their teaching. It was also a great set up to observe operations as there is a large tv screen, allowing us to see what was happening clearly without having to peer over the shoulders of the surgeons. The building and operating theatre seemed smaller than at RSCH, this was not at all a problem as there were only two of us on the placement, however I think had there been any more of us it would have become an issue. One of the best things about this placement was that there was only two of us, it was a nice change from the higher number at RSCH, and allowed us to get some quality teaching. Overall I really enjoyed and appreciated the session with Mr Khera, and I would definitely recommend it.


Thank you for the teaching, we really appreciated it. It was really beneficial to our learning to experience the day cases at LVH, because it has a very different feel to the RSCH. All the staff were friendly and made us feel welcomed. Mr Khera and the registrar gave us very personalised and focused teaching which was great. It was also beneficial that there were only the two medical students at the ward, and the staff and patients were not saturated with medical students. There was nothing that could be improved, just keep the number of students to two maximum to suit the size of the hospital and for the benefit of the teaching.


Mr Goldie Khera is an Honorary Clinical Senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.


I attended Mr Khera's DDU teaching on Friday and found it really helpful, Mr Khera was a very good teacher and I really enjoyed the session.


I found the teaching really useful. It was good to learn a lot about a specific case but then open it up to GI surgery in general, and it was a very non-intimidating environment compared to a fast ward round.


I found the session very useful, it was pitched at the right level and covered relevant topics. It was also a very supportive atmosphere, which was nice having just started on Surgery and not feeling too confident. Thank you for your help.


Mr Khera's bedside teaching was really useful. I particularly liked that there was only a few of us there, so I felt very engaged. I really liked that it was by the bedside and case relevant. I feel it was much more useful than attending ward rounds, where consultants are not really able to teach and juniors are far too busy running around. - I often feel ward rounds can be just a box ticking exercise as a medical student. I liked that we focused on 'ward round' stuff but in a more educational way with Mr Khera. My only comment to improve would be the opportunity to have more learning like this from a senior doctor such as himself. - I don't know if we are actually allowed to sign up for his teaching more than once?


Firstly, please could you thank Mr Khera for taking the time out of his busy schedule to teach us - it is very rare to spend time with a consultant, with the sole purpose being to teach us. I found it particularly useful to rotate roles for each patient (I.e. One student inspected the first patient, and then got to summarise for the next patient). This allowed me to try and improve on any mistakes the previous student had made and to practice any tips we'd been given from the first case. On the other hand, I would have appreciated being told what the rough plan for the session was, as I felt like myself and the other students weren't sure what we were doing until we were in front of the patient. Maybe, if we were told beforehand, we would have felt better prepared. Finally, I found it very useful to be taught a structure for how to answer potential CBD-like questions. For example, if asked about complications from a surgery, classify them as immediate, early and late.


Favourite parts:


-My Khera prepared patients who would be suitable. This was very good as it didn't waste any time and meant the patients were keen to help us. Focussed a lot of the teaching on actually looking at what is going on and general observation skills, which I think will be very useful in the OSCE. Very kind and gentle teaching attitude! I liked that we didn't stand with the patients for too long and get in their way and that after each patient we discussed it away from the bedside.

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