Spotlight on Nursing Preceptor Michael J. Rest, MD
"For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of precepting students in the MGH Institute. The busy Emergency Department at Falmouth Hospital is a great setting for our students; it provides an amazing diversity of people, chief complaints, and pathophysiology; it allows the students the opportunity to be a diagnostician and really delve into undifferentiated chief complaints. I strongly believe this experience has been mutually beneficial: For the students, for myself, for the hospital, and for the patients.
I receive immense personal satisfaction from working with these bright and motivated students. I love the wide variety of backgrounds the IHP students bring to the rotation and I have learned much from their prior backgrounds; in fact, this has made me a better physician. Teaching students also assures that I stay up to date with current practices. Most importantly, I love the curiosity, excitement, and genuine interest the students bring to the rotation. It is easy to become jaded working in medicine. Sharing the students’ compassion and interest in each case reminds me that medicine is an amazing field and that I’m privileged to play a role."
Michael J. Rest, MD, Emergency Medicine
"Dr. Rest went out of his way to help make every interaction a positive learning experience."
"Dr. Rest is an engaging and enthusiastic preceptor who goes the extra mile when teaching his students."
Joshua Dion, DNP, ACNP-BC, RN-BC, Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Specialty
"I was fortunate enough to have my fall 2016 clinical at the Falmouth Emergency Department with Dr. Michael Rest. What a fantastic experience!
Dr. Rest went out of his way to help make every interaction a positive learning experience. He challenged me to come up with sensible differentials and I sincerely appreciate the time he took to review and explain advanced concepts to me. I am particularly impressed with his diagnostic skills, patient communication skills, thoughtful listening, and even temperament.
He is the kind of individual whom I would seek as a mentor."
Rick Hedstrom, NP Student, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Track