Engage the student in the process—stimulate interest & ownership
Be clear in your expectations
Gradually increase the student’s independence
Keep the lessons simple & brief
Encourage the student to think on her own & explain her reasoning to you
Model effective & sensitive patient care
Describe your thought process aloud to the student
Allow opportunity for the student to practice what you have modeled
Reinforce the student’s efforts & tactfully make any needed corrections
Provide as much variety of experience as possible
The Clinician-Educator's Handbook
20 chapter book addresses a wide variety of issues of clinical education. Designed so that most chapters can be read free-standing and can be used as a reference when looking for specific information. The authors have divided general teaching techniques (such as establishing goals and objectives, setting curriculum, and asking questions) into their own chapters, distinct from setting-specific chapters.
Wiese JG, ed. Teaching in the Hospital. Philadelphia: ACP Pr; 2010.
Wiese JG. Making SOAPS SAFER: An Outline for Teaching Students How to Perform the Oral Case Presentation. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education. October 24, 2006.
Hauer KE, Teherani A, Wiese JG; Fenton CL. A strategy to standardize the learning of core clerkship objectives. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2003; 8: 213-221.
Wiese JG, Saint S, Tierney L; The spoken case presentation: issues and recommendations. Seminars in Medical Practice. 2002; 5(3): 29-37.
Wiese JG, Varosy P, Tierney L; Improving oral presentation skills with a clinical reasoning curriculum: a prospective, controlled study. American Jo Med. 2002; 112: 5-12.
Wiese JG. The Answer Book: A Guide to the Clinical Wards, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, New York, NY; 2005.
Mann S, Sachs BP, Lessons from the cockpit: Using teamwork to improve patient safety. Contemp Ob Gyn. 2006 Jan:51(1) 34-45
Ready! Set! Teach!
For a brief overview of the general steps in clinical teaching model, see the PPT slide program, Ready! Set! Teach! This program includes information on adult learning, the characteristics of a highly effective preceptor, preparation for teaching in the office and using the “One-Minute-Preceptor” model.
E-Tips for Practice Education 8 modules: Setting The Stage; The Role Learning Plays; Enhancing Your Teaching Skills; Fostering Clinical Reasoning; Giving Feedback; The Evaluation Process: Supporting The Struggling Student; Conflict Resolution