The articles and links in this section provide information on clinical teaching, including principles of clinical teaching and guidelines for evaluating clinical performance and competence. Links also cover the concepts, methods and issues underlying assessment in medical, dental, nursing and allied health education.
CRLT Occasional Paper #1: Clinical Teaching (Schwenk, 1987)
This paper describes some features of clinical teaching as a form of interpersonal communication between two people, a teacher and a learner, and then offers an example of the specific application to a common format of medical teaching: bedside teaching.
Strategies in Clinical Teaching (University of Kansas School of Medicine)
This site offers a rich set of resources designed to support clinical teaching. Topics include strategies for teaching in a busy practice, the one-minute preceptor, feedback, and teaching clinical skills. Each section is designed as a mini-module that walks the reader through particular strategies or information.
This set of eight interactive modules include topics ranging from fostering critical reasoning skills to giving feedback and supporting struggling students. Each topic is presented as short, self-paced module with room for readers to record reflections in addition to gaining information. Each module is designed to take no more than 10-20 minutes.
This list of resources for faculty preceptors includes links to a wide variety of sites from across North America on topics ranging from effective clinical teaching to the effective preceptor and teaching skills for community-based preceptors. The Office of Faculty Development houses a larger set of resources including a set of monographs on topics in clinical teaching, such as teaching at the bedside and providing feedback to learners.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Clinical Teaching
University of Michigan faculty have created two MOOCs that focus on clinical teaching. Caren Stalburg, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Learning Health Sciences, created the course Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education and Sally Santen, Assistant Dean for Educational Research and Quality Improvement and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences, created the course Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills.