Near-peer bedside clinical teaching: example of a successful programme

Woods, Robbie and Ramasubbu, Ben and Donohoe, Claire and Hennessy, Martina (2014) Near-peer bedside clinical teaching: example of a successful programme. The clinical teacher, 11 (6). 472–477.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:Traditionally, the formalised teaching of medical students has begun at senior trainee level, with teaching from junior trainees being very limited and informal. A pilot programme was set up in a large university teaching hospital for interns to provide structured bedside clinical teaching to final-year medical students as an adjunct to their formal teaching. Derived from the success of this, a similar programme was run the following year.METHODS:Feedback from the pilot programme and its successor was evaluated using a five-point Likert scale, and open illustrative comments were also collected.RESULTS:There was a highly positive response to the initial programme, with final-year students being very positive about participating as teachers the following year. Some proceeded to run the programme the following year, providing feedback to suggest improvements on the pilot programme.DISCUSSION:Junior trainees can organise and provide an additional option to traditional formal undergraduate clinical bedside teaching, which is well received by students. It also provides a forum through which trainees can hone teaching methods and improve clinical skills. A programme was set up for interns to provide structured bedside clinical teaching to final-year medical students.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2015 18:27
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 18:32
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3872

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