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Qualities & Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers
Students "consider preceptors excellent teachers if they love what they do, are enthusiastic about their career and convey that excitement to their learners." p.6 Teaching in Your Office: A Guide to Instructing Medical Students and Residents
What are some qualities and characteristics of the best clinical teachers?
- enthusiasm for the topic
- good clinician -- helps you learn from what he saw
- treats ancillary staff well
- gives constructive criticism
- gives guidance through feedback
- ability to instill confidence in the student
- develop a rapport with the student -- start out slow and increase responsibilities as you go along
- sets expectations at the beginning
- able to communicate with patients on a level where the patient can understand
Teaching Tips & Resources
Teaching Skills for Community Based Preceptors
From the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine.
From the University of Virginia Health System.
Effective Preceptor Series
From the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). Includes how to give students feedback; how to ask difficult questions in a patient encounter; how to prepare for the student's arrival; effective operating room teaching; student use of the EMR/EHR; and more.
From the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). One- to two-page sheets that discuss engaging the student; giving feedback; assessing students;self-evaluation; role modeling; bedside teaching; and more.
Webinar Series on Precepting
From the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
The One-Minute Preceptor audio series
From the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Medical Education Resources
From the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
APGO "To the Point: Medical Education Review" Series
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics' "To the Point: Reviews in Medical Education" series.
Dealing with Student Difficulties in the Clinical Setting
Patricia J. Hicks, Susan M. Cox, Eve L. Espey, et al. December 2005. 193(6): 1915-1922.
Evaluation in Context: Assessing Learners, Teachers, and Training Programs
William P. Metheny, Eve L. Espey, Jessica Bienstock, et al. January 2005. 192(1): 34-37.
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident as Teacher
Amie J. Cullimore, John L. Dalrymple, Lorraine Dugoff, et al. December 2010. 32(12): 1176-1185.
Ongoing Call for Faculty Development
Nancy Hueppchen, John L. Dalrymple, Maya M. Hammoud, et al. September 2011. 205(3): 171-176.
Online Computer Assisted Instruction Materials
Maya Hammoud, Larry Gruppen, Sonya S. Erickson, et al. April 2006. 194(4): 1064-1069.
Jessica L. Bienstock, Nadine T. Katz, Susan M. Cox, et al. June 2007. 196(6): 508-513.
The RIME Method for the Evaluation of Medical Student Clinical Performance
Eve Espey, Francis Nuthalapaty, Sue Cox, et al. August 2007. 197(2):123-133.
Taking Control of the Hidden Curriculum
Alice W. Chuang, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Petra M. Casey, et al. October 2010. 203(4):316-318.
Paul M. Krueger, James Neutens, Jessica Bienstock, et al. August 2004. 191(2): 408-411.
BMJ's "ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine" Series
2003 BMJ series "ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine:"
Applying Educational Theory in Practice
David M. Kaufman. January 25, 2003. pg.213-216.
Creating Teaching Materials
Richard Farrow. April 26, 2003. pg.921-923.
David Prideaux. February 1, 2003. pg.268-270.
Linda Hutchinson. April 12, 2003. pg.810-812.
Jill Morrison. February 15, 2003. pg.385-387.
One to One Teaching and Feedback
Jill Gordon. March 8, 2003. pg.543-545.
Problem Based Learning
Diana F. Wood. February 8, 2003. pg.328-330.
Skill Based Assessment
Sydney Smee. March 29, 2003. pg.703-706.
Teaching Large Groups
Peter Cantillon. February 22, 2003. pg.437-440.
Teaching Small Groups
David Jaques. March 1, 2003. pg.492-494.
Web Based Learning
Judy McKimm, Carol Jollie, & Peter Cantillon. April 19, 2003. pg.870-873.
Work Based Assessment
John J. Norcini. April 5, 2003. pg.753-755.
Lambert W.T. Schuwirth & Cees P.M. van der Vleuten. March 22, 2003. pg.643-645.