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.Start by obtaining a copy of the form that you will be expected to fill out for each student, resident, or fellow at the beginning of the rotation. ... Holmes Society, I was asked by Dr. Augustus White III, the master of the society, whether I enjoyed writing recommendation letters. I said I did, and this was true. It is fun to recommend people for positions, awards, and scholarships. ... The solution to making it easy to write these letters is to have a template in your mind for the lettera#39;s organization.

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


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