The OR is an important teaching environment that presents unique challenges for both preceptor and student. Achieving an effective learning experience in this time sensitive setting with consideration of patient safety is the goal. In addition to modeling professionalism, teamwork and respect, a deliberate and consistent structure to operative teaching can enhance the experience for both learner and teacher.
The Briefing, Intraoperative Teaching, Debriefing (BID) Model described by Roberts and colleagues (1) provides an outline that can be used by preceptors in the operative setting to achieve their educational objectives within the confines of a busy OR schedule. Both student and attending surgeon focus on similar objectives for the case, which then guide the intraoperative teaching and inform the end of encounter feedback.