Teaching Students in the Ambulatory Setting I: Getting Started

This module is not available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Category: Clinical Teaching - Ambulatory

Community-based faculty physicians make an important commitment to medical students. Without them, medical schools could not offer diverse and authentic educational experiences. Busy teaching physicians in the community often request help with time efficiency and specific teaching strategies. This module addresses curriculum goals, time management tips, student feedback strategies, terminology/acronyms from the student curriculum, and much more.

Author

Cynthia Ledford, M.D.

Dr. Ledford is dual certified in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics and is a Stanford Faculty Development Program in Clinical Teaching trained facilitator. She serves the College of Medicine in roles of Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine and Assistant Dean for Evaluation and Assessment.

Objectives

  1. Appreciate the unique value one's practice brings to a student's education.
  2. Describe typical skills of a student at early, intermediate, and advanced clinical levels of competence.
  3. Name three strategies to increase time efficiency when teaching in the ambulatory setting.
  4. Develop a plan for orienting new students to the practice.
  5. Describe how to 'activate' a learner.
  6. Identify and describe how to tailor learning objectives for a specific student.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Module Evaluation and then the Post Test (which requires a score of 70%), followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.

Continuing Medical Education Disclosure

Description 

Community-based faculty physicians make an important commitment to medical students. Without them, medical schools could not offer diverse and authentic educational experiences. Busy teaching physicians in the community often request help with time efficiency and specific teaching strategies.  This module addresses curriculum goals, time management tips, student feedback strategies, terminology/acronyms from the student curriculum, and much more. 

Planning Committee

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Their educational unit does not have a financial interest or affiliation with an organization that may receive direct benefit from the subject of the proposed CME activity, and they will not be personally compensated for their role in the planning or execution of this proposed CME activity by an organization other than The Ohio State University:

John Mahan, MD

Cynthia  Ledford, MD

Larry Hurtubise, MA

Linda Mauger

Author

Cynthia Ledford, M.D.

Speaker Disclosures

The following presenter for this educational activity discloses that she has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Her presentations will not include discussion of unapproved or “off-label” usage of commercial products and/or services.

Cynthia Ledford, M.D.

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit is only awarded after successful completion of post-test.

Special Note: This enduring material was released on February 21, 2011 and was reviewed on Feb. 13, 2014.  No changes were needed.