Dr Facey, an internal medicine faculty member, is a well-known physician-scientist and respected leader in his scientific field of investigation. Dr Facey’s teaching style includes questioning students on material that is beyond their educational level, believing that this style motivates them to learn. He sometimes uses a sarcastic tone and says things like, “I can’t believe they let you into medical school.” Dr Facey will continuously question a student even when it is clear that the student cannot provide answers.
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