How we learn is an important part of our training. We learn differently depending on our age, our previous education, and the motivation for which we are acquiring the knowledge or skill in question. Once the information is presented, learning styles take a back seat to the relevance of the information. Put another way, if you find it important, you will learn it. Medical training is an opportunity to build a knowledge infrastructure and then to hang important pieces of information onto that infrastructure. Residency training takes the infrastructure learned in medical school and expands it over time, giving the learner the opportunity to expand his or her knowledge and skills in a supervised setting. Being a cowboy and shooting from the hip is frowned on in medicine.