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Teaching skills for community based preceptors Jamieson, J.; Sadownik, L.; Fairholm, D.


The booklet is an initiative of the Office for Faculty Development and Educational Support, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. It is developed to help [faculty] teach more effectively in the clinical setting. The content reviews principles and practical tips for preparing to teach, teaching around patient cases, giving effective feedback and evaluating students. It reviews many practical teaching skills such as: orientation of the learner, task specific teaching, the one minute preceptor, the OPEN model for providing feedback. The booklet can be read in approximately 20 minutes or one can flip through the quick tips for a brief overview of the principles. The following personnel were instrumental in developing this resource: Dr. Jean Jamieson, former Faculty Associate, Dr. Leslie Sadownik, Program Director, and Dr. David Fairholm, former Assistant Dean of Faculty Development. The booklet was originally printed in 2003 and reprinted in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. We would like to thank Dr. Max Kamien, Foundation Professor of General Practice, University of Western Australia, whose booklet “Teaching Medical Students in Rural Practice: A Guide for Rural General Practitioners and Specialists” provided the inspiration for this project. [This booklet was updated on February 17, 2012.]

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