"Never say never in healthcare; you think that it cannot happen but it does.  It is important to have the flexibility to deal with this unpredictability.  I don't think it's possible to teach residents this, but you can teach them how to get the facts.

Education has changed so much.  We used to read books, but now everything is on the internet.  The idea then is to teach them how to find information , how to assess the information, how to use it and how to ask questions and continue to change.  Because everything is going to change and it's going to change real fast.  Whatever we teach them now may be inappropriate for the future with the advent of new technology and science.  But all this change keeps things interesting."


Adj Assoc Prof Audrey Chia
Senior Consultant and Deputy Head, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus,
Senior Consultant, General Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Singapore National Eye Centre


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