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Clinical Teaching Tips

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Finding time to teach is a huge challenge in a busy practice. Use these resources to make sure you are making the best use of your time.

Clinical Teaching Resources

Need help with your clinical teaching skills? Take a look at some of the useful resources below:

Clinical Teaching Resources from the UNMC IAE

Clinical teaching resources from the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators

Clinical Teaching Guidebook

Free iTunes download with tips for how to teach students in the clinical setting

Preceptor E-Training Modules

A series of key preceptor strategies for efficient and effective teaching, including giving feedback, dealing with conflict, assessment, and more (source: British Columbia Institute of Technology)

Giving Effective Feedback: A Faculty Development Online Module & Workshop

A MedEd Portal module and workshop on giving effective feedback.

By the end of this module and workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of giving feedback.

  2. Describe what feedback is and what it is not.

  3. Describe how to give effective feedback.

  4. Identify the evidence that giving feedback matters.

  5. Give appropriate feedback in response to a simulated scenario (workshop only).

Review this pocket-sized Feedback Cheat Sheet for a quick feedback reference. Physical copies available in the Faculty Commons.

Clinical Teaching and Learning: A Resource Collection to Support Innovations in Health Professions Education

Initially launched in March 2020, this resource collection was built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals. Designed by diverse educators, this working collection features clinical learning experiences, which can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings, without the need for physical patient contact. The collection is actively used by thousands of medical educators around the world.

Take 5: One-Minute Preceptor – Mayo Clinic
Dr. Margaret Dow, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine discusses a quick and easy method of approaching clinical teaching – The One Minute Preceptor model.