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Darren K. McGuire, M.D., MHSc
Associate Professor and Dallas Heart Ball Chair for Heart Disease Research in Women Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
In the clinical space, my teaching philosophy is based squarely on problem-based learning, capitalizing on educational opportunities at each facet of the clinical interface with patients. In the didactic setting, my teaching focuses on the acquisition and application of critical appraisal skills for interpreting the literature, invaluable in the cycle of applying the evidence to clinical practice. In both settings, the primary objective is to establish skills and processes that underpin the lifetime of learning that physician trainees face, toward habituation of self-directed learning and maintaining an attitude and an expectation of excellence.