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Residents as Teachers Toolkit: Instructional Methods & Strategies

The Medical Education Office at Baystate Medical Center has compiled this guide for residents seeking development as teachers, learners, and critical thinkers, and for the program directors who want to assist them in that process.

Small Group Teaching

Microskills & The One Minute Preceptor

Microskills enable teacher to effectively assess, instuct, and give feedback more efficently.

The 5 Micro-Skills Model for Clinical Teaching includes:

  1. Get a committment
  2. Probe for supporting evidence
  3. Teach general principles
  4. Reinforce what was done right
  5. Correct mistakes

Neber JO, et al: A five-step "microskills" model of clinical teaching. J Am Board of Fam Pract 1992; 5:419-24

Subject Guide

Other Resources

Suggested Readings

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