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Fac Dev Lounge

Jan 27, 2021

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In this episode, Sarah Gander and Nisal Karunarantne talk about being "The Silent Teacher" and surviving with four senses in the medical world/field. Being the silent teacher means observing what happens around you in the medical field and imparting your knowledge to anyone who wants to learn.

Nisal has asked us to include this Neil deGrasse Tyson quote that has helped him persevere during hard times:

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”


Nisal Karunaratne & Dilhara Karunaratne (2020: The implications of hearing loss on a medical student: A personal view and learning points for medical educators, Medical Teacher, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1839036 To link to this article:

Episode Guide:

0:05 Introduction

1:37 Nisal's Story

5:50 What distinguishes the helpful doctors from the unhelpful

10:58 Nisal's superpower

12:46 The story that inspired Nisal

17:57 Parting message