Becoming a Successful Student by fYX8HZg

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									Becoming a Successful Student

   –To become a successful medical
   assistant you must first become a
   successful student.
   –Discover the way you learn best.
   –Use multiple strategies to assist you in
   your journey




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            Keys to Success
• Consider your history
  as a student
• What helped you be
  successful?
• What needs
  improvement




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             Learning Styles
• You have developed
  a method for
  perceiving and
  processing
  information
• This method is called
  your learning style




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        Learning Information
• To learn new material, two things must
  happen
  – Perceiving Information
  – Processing Information
First your perception of information helps
  you examine the material and recognize
  them as real


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       Perceiving Information
• Concrete perceivers
  learn through direct
  experience by doing,
  acting, sensing, or
  feeling
• Abstract perceivers
  take in information
  through analysis,
  observation, and
  reflection
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        Processing Information
• The next step is
  processing the
  information, internalizing
  it, and making it you own

• With various learning
  styles, you can combine
  different methods of
  perceiving and
  processing information


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                      Stage 1
• Stage 1 learners—with a
  concrete/reflective style,
  want to know the purpose
  of the information and
  have a personal
  connection to the content.
  They consider many
  different points of view,
  observe others, and plan
  before taking action



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                       Stage 2
• Stage 2 learner, with an
  abstract /reflective style,
  learn for the sheer
  pleasure of learning
• They arrange new
  materials in a logical and
  clear manner
• Although they plan
  studying and create ways
  of thinking, they do not
  always consider the
  practical application of
  the material
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                 Stage 4
• Stage 4 learners,
  concrete/active
  learners are
  concerned about how
  they can use what
  they learn to make a
  difference in their
  lives



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       Using the Four Stages
• All four learning        •   Stage 1 concrete/reflective style

  stages have pluses
  and minuses. If a        •   Stage 2 abstract /reflective style
  learning situation
  does not match your
                           •   Stage 3 abstract /active style
  learning preference,
  adapt your learning to
  make the best of the     •   Stage 4 concrete/active style

  information

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            Assign Priorities
• Identify your main
  concern
  – Besides school, What
    other demands do you
    have on your time?
  – What must you do to
    accomplish your
    goals?




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      Organization is the Key
• Be Organized
  – What materials,
    Books, research,
    supplies, do you need
    for effective study
    time?




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                Get To Work
• Stop Procrastinating
  – Work on your goals to
    achieve them
  – Ten minutes can make
    a difference
  – Take word list with you
    so you can study while
    waiting in line at the
    store and at a doctor’s
    appointment


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      Make Time For Yourself
• Remember
  – Successful time
    management of school
    and home
    responsibilities
    includes setting aside
    time for things you
    enjoy




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    Problem Solving and Conflict
           Management
• To reach an equitable
  solution to a problem
  or conflict situation,
  first identify the
  central issue
• Once you understand
  the situation, then
  decide whether it is
  worth solving

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                   Brainstorming
• After gathering the details
  and deciding to act,
  determine possible
  solutions
   – Ask fro advice or
     brainstorm ideas with
     individuals you respect
• After brainstorming, get
  feedback regarding the
  suggested solutions or list
  the pros and cons of
  possible solutions
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       Implementing Solutions
• Critically analyze the
  consequences of
  each proposed
  solution, and then
  implement the chosen
  solution
• It is best to solve the
  conflict in a private
  place at a
  prescheduled time
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                  Study Skills
• Memory techniques
  – Organize information
    by getting the big
    picture before learning
    the details
• Active learning:
  – Some students learn
    best if they ask or talk
    out loud while studying



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  Strategies for Question Types
• Multiple choice questions:
   – Identify key words or clues
   – Read the question
     carefully, and answer it in
     your dead before you
     review the answers
• True/False Questions:
   – If Any part of the question
     is not true, then the
     statement is false




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              Professional Behavior
                in the Workplace
Professionalism
• Characteristics of
  professionalism include
   –   Loyalty
   –   Dependability
   –   Courtesy
   –   Initiative
   –   Flexibility
   –   Credibility
   –   Confidentiality
   –   Good attitude

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      Breach of Confidentiality
• Breach of patient
  confidentiality may
  lead to immediate
  termination. It can
  likewise result in
  litigation between the
  patient and the
  physician, which may
  include office staff

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                Patient Care
• Because most
  patients are not at
  their best when
  visiting the physician's
  office, the attitude of
  the staff is important
  in patients’ feeling at
  ease



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                  Empathy
• Medical Assistance
  need patience when
  working with those
  who are ill.
• A smile or a
  reassuring pat on the
  back will be
  encouraging


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               Office Politics
• Office politics can be
  negative or positive.
  Use of others for self-
  promotion or taking
  credit for a team effort
  is negative.




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          Sensitivity to Others
• Knowing when to
  speak and when to
  listen will help the
  medical assistant




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                 Teamwork
• Teamwork makes any
  job easier to complete




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          Helping Coworkers
• The medical assistant
  who helps those
  overwhelmed with
  duties may find co-
  workers who will help
  when the situation is
  reversed.




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             Trading Duties
• If two assistants have
  duties the dislike,
  trading the duties may
  satisfy both




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             Insubordination
• Insubordination, being
  disobedient, is
  grounds for
  immediate dismissal




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           Following Orders
• The medical assistant
  should carry out an
  order unless it is
  unlawful of unethical




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         Conflict Resolution
• If the medical assistant believes that a
  duty should have been performed by
  someone else or if it should not have been
  performed the supervisor should be
  consulted
  – Always use the chain of command for
    concerns or complaints



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   Consultation with supervisor
• Discuss the issue and
  attempt to reach an
  agreement about the
  appropriateness of
  performing the task in
  the future.




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         Order of Importance
• Performing talks in
  the order of
  importance can help
  the medical assistant
  to accomplish more




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            Setting Priorities
• Within each category,
  number the tasks in
  the order in which
  they should be
  completed.




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            Goal Monitoring
• Goals should be
  written and reviewed
  often to check
  progress




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        Subdivision of Goals
• Taking small steps toward goals will help
  assure that they are eventually reached
• Set goals in each area of life and divide
  them into manageable parts




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         Evaluation of Goals
• Goals should not be
  unreasonable or
  unattainable, but
  should provide the
  opportunity for small
  successes on the way
  to the ultimate goal.




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