In the busy clinical environment, clinicians often struggle to turn clinical events into learning opportunities. Educational methods in this setting should work within the time constraints of duty work hour restrictions, be tailored to the relevant educational needs of adult learners, and engage interprofessional partners whenever possible. These teaching moments should address the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies and provide the educator with bidirectional learning opportunities as well. Seizing the educational potential of clinical events can be challenging for clinician-educators. Postevent debriefing is an underused educational mode that satisfies all of these goals.
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