At the Perelman School of Medicine, clinical teaching happens every day on inpatient services, in outpatient practices, in procedure units, and in operating rooms. Most faculty with clinical responsibilities will teach medical students, residents, fellows, and members of the inter-professional team. Practicing high-value patient care while also being an effective clinical teacher requires preparation, focus, and flexibility. It is challenging, but we are here to support you in meeting this challenge. We encourage you to utilize these resources to further your clinical teaching.

Top Ten Clinical Teaching Pearls

From David Aizenberg, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Nadia Bennett, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Leslie Kersun, MD, MSCE, MSEd, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Jeanine Ronan, MD, MS, MSEd, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and Corrie Stankiewicz, M.D., MSEd, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

  1. Be deliberate: think out loud, explain your reasoning
  2. Encourage learners to step up, then you stand back
  3. Provide articles
  4. Teach around examples
  5. Utilize role playing
  6. Use diagrams when able
  7. Generate discussions, use basic science mechanisms to help generate accurate hypotheses
  8. Start with easy questions
  9. Signpost your teaching
  10. Set the stage (and expectations)
    *Bonus Tip: Have Fun!