KUSM-W Volunteer Faculty/Preceptor
The site dedicated to assisting the nearly 1,000 KUSM-W community teachers
The University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita

Welcome to Strategies in Clinical Teaching, a resource for faculty members of KUSM-W.

This site provides mini-modules on common teaching strategies, each designed to provide practical information on teaching in the community setting. We developed the modules based on the literature and information from other medical schools about clinical teaching – plus over thirty years experience of community based teaching at KUSM-W.

There is no single “best way” to teach medical students and residents. Teaching is a very personal experience and we each develop our own style and favorite techniques. We hope this site provides some new “pearls” to use in your own teaching. Nevertheless, KUSM-W faculty members are well-known for their interest in and dedication to teaching so we expect that much of the information from the educational experts and studies will be a validation of how you already teach.

The education of our students and residents depends on your expertise and enthusiasm for teaching. Some of the most common questions about teaching are addressed on the site in our FAQ but please let us know how we can help make teaching as effective, efficient, and enjoyable as possible for you.

We update this site regularly. Please send comments and suggestions on the site or other aspects of teaching at KUMC-W to awalling@kumc.edu.

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Site development made possible in part by an HRSA grant.

Introduction | Getting ready to teach | Orienting students
Strategies for teaching in a busy practice | The one-minute preceptor | Using active observation
Teaching Clinical Skills | Feedback | Giving Short Talks on the Run
Teaching at the bedside | Evidence-based medicine | Evaluating learners
The unwritten curriculum | When things go wrong | Giving talks and lectures
PDA Resources for Teaching | FAQs about community based teaching

Introduction
Getting ready to teach
Orienting students
 starting well

Strategies for teaching in
 a busy practice

The one-minute preceptor
 tools for effective teaching
 in limited time

Using active observation
 not just show and tell

Teaching Clinical Skills
 beyond "see one, do one"

Feedback
 the under used "power tool"

Giving Short Talks on the Run
 short focused didactics that are
 more powerful than lectures

Teaching at the bedside
 and on hospital rounds

Evidence-based medicine
Evaluating learners
The unwritten curriculum
When things go wrong
Giving talks and lectures
PDA Resources for Teaching
FAQs about community
 based teaching