Category: Medical Education
Keywords: Teaching (PubMed Search)
The One Minute Preceptor-Microskills in Teaching
Most clinical teaching takes place in the context of busy clinical practice where time is at a premium. Microskills enable teachers to effectively assess, instruct, and give feedback more efficiently. This model is used when the teacher knows something about the case that the learner needs or wants to know.
Most of already do this on a daily basis when a learner (student or resident) presents a case to us.
One of the biggest pitfalls in teaching, particularly to medical students, is the first skill, getting a commitment. Let (i.e. make) the student commit to a diagnosis and treatment plan and avoid spoonfeeding them.
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