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Learn to Teach to Learn

Panchbhavi, Vinod K., MD, FACS

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2019 - Volume 18 - Issue 1 - p 1
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000225

The author declares no conflict of interest.

The day we stop learning is the day we retire. Learning does not stop after residency, after passing board exams, or even after we enter practice. Learning is something that should continue throughout our careers, even more so if we are teaching. In the constantly evolving art and science of medical practice, we need to keep learning, not only from our own experiences but from those of others, to provide the best care possible. Even teachers need to keep learning, not only about what to teach but how to teach. Learning never stops, indeed it shouldn’t. This cycle of learn to teach to learn helps all of those in our profession to be at the top of the game. To keep our knowledge and practice current is not optional, but mandatory and monitored.

Our profession is unique in the uninhibited worldwide dissemination of our knowledge and wisdom we proudly undertake; be it through journals, conferences, or other interactions. The manuscripts in this journal provide opportunity for learning from experiences of others and also the opportunity to formally record the continuing medical education thus received.

In this issue, we are grateful to Christopher Kreulen, MD, guest editor, and other authors who through their manuscripts provide us all an opportunity to keep learning what we can and keep teaching what we learn.

Vinod K. Panchbhavi MD, FACS

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