Clinical Teaching

Elements of effective clinical teaching:

  1. Engage the student in the process—stimulate interest & ownership
  2. Be clear in your expectations
  3. Gradually increase the student’s independence
  4. Keep the lessons simple & brief
  5. Encourage the student to think on her own & explain her reasoning to you
  6. Model effective & sensitive patient care
  7. Describe your thought process aloud to the student
  8. Allow opportunity for the student to practice what you have modeled
  9. Reinforce the student’s efforts & tactfully make any needed corrections
  10. Provide as much variety of experience as possible

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