A Medical Teacher's Manual for Success

A Medical Teacher's Manual for Success

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Although most medical school faculty members are required to teach, the standard medical school curriculum doesn't tell them how to do it well. This book does. An award-winning clinician-teacher, Helen M. Shields has spent her career training future doctors, researchers, and medical school instructors. Here she shares classroom-tested methods for developing, implementing, and evaluating effective curricula for medical students. Shields's five steps emphasize a€c extensive behind-the-scenes preparation, with a focus on visualizing both one's own performance and the desired student feedbacka€c clear and logical presentations that match the material being taughta€c controlled exploration of topics through prepared questions and management of group dynamicsa€c reinforcement of important concepts throughout the teaching sessiona€c a five-minute summary of take-home points Shields's easy-to-follow guide discusses what teachers should doa€”and what they should not do. She provides pertinent beginning-of-chapter questions, sample teaching materials, tips for last-minute assignments, and other pearls of wisdom. Shields also describes the methods of dynamic and effective instructors, offers a step-by-step approach to preparation and presentation, and relates proven ways to address a variety of expected and unexpected situations. Innovative and practical, A Medical Teachera€™s Manual for Success is an essential resource for medical school faculty members who want to teach well.2002. Reliability and validity of an objective structured teaching examination for generalist resident teachers. Acad Med 77:S29a€“32 ... Strategies for improving attendance at medical grand rounds at an academic medical center. Mayo Clin Procanbsp;...

Title:A Medical Teacher's Manual for Success
Author:Helen M. Shields
Publisher:JHU Press - 2010-12-29


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