A proposal for enhancing the quality of clinical teaching: results of a department of medicine's educational retreat Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • New challenges for clinical teachers include incorporating a deeper appreciation of the use of the published literature in day-to-day practice and teaching, responding to the profusion of diagnostic tests and treatments, and dealing with changing practical difficulties. We report a summary of a retreat conducted by our Department of Medicine in which our faculty presented and refined strategies they had developed to deal with these challenges. Areas of discussion include developing an effective medical team managing time on a busy clinical service, teaching pathophysiology, teaching clinical skills, and teaching critical appraisal. Our observations are likely to be useful to clinicians involved in patient-centred teaching in wards and clinics, particularly those interacting with groups of undergraduate and post-graduate trainees.

publication date

  • January 1993