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Practice Education
8 modules: Setting The Stage; The Role Learning Plays; Enhancing Your Teaching Skills; Fostering Clinical Reasoning; Giving Feedback; The Evaluation Process: Supporting The Struggling Student; Conflict Resolution

Strategies for the Problem Resident(PDF)
Be it affective, cognitive, structural, or interpersonal

PracticalPro - Effective Clinical Teaching
6 Modules: Preparing to Teach; Teaching Nuts & Bolts; Observations & Feedback; Assessment; Learners in Difficulty; Working with IMGs.

EPIC- The Expert Preceptor Interactive Curriculum 
10 Modules: Setting the Stage; Effective Teaching in the Community Practice; Evaluating Performance and Giving Feedback; Teamwork in Health Care; Information Technology; Evidence-Based Care; Clinical-Patient Relationships; Changin Environment: Managing Care; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention; Working with the Community

Models for Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting (PDF)
Tool for training community preceptors to use a variety of strategies in supervising medical students in the ambulatory setting using a learner-centered approach.

Simple Precepting Tools
How to Orient Learners to the Practice Setting Guide; One Minute Preceptor; Constructive Feedback; Introducing Learners to Patients Tips; Two-Minute Teaching; Technique for Observing the Learner; Five-Step Method for Teaching Clinical Skills; Priming Learner for Patient Encounter

Approach to Teaching Clinical Skills: Physical Exam (PDF) 
44 slide presentation: systematic teaching skills; vocabulary; teaching complex skills; iterative teaching approach; methods and techniques of teaching

General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Project 
30 modules on various topics

Clinical Education Tips & Tutorials 
Collection of clinical teaching resource links (24 links)

The Effective Preceptor (PDF) 
Checklists for 1) Orientation; 2) Teaching; 3) Feedback. 

Preceptor Development Program 
11 modules on feedback; integrating the learner in the busy practice; effective preceptor; setting expectations; evaluation; teaching styles, learning styles; difficult learning situation, prevention; difficult learning situation, management, 1-minute preceptor, resources & links

NEW! The Clinician-Educator’s Handbook
20 chapter book addresses a wide variety of issues of clinical education. Designed so that most chapters can be read free-standing and can be used as a reference when looking for specific information.  The authors have divided general teaching techniques (such as establishing goals and objectives, setting curriculum, and asking questions) into their own chapters, distinct from setting-specific chapters.

NEW! Guidebook for Clerkship Directors
16 Chapters on roles, methods, forms, and advice organized around the seven Core Competencies.

NBME Item Writing Manual
As part of our continuing efforts at teaching skills development, we would like you to be aware that the NBME Item Writing Manual is available for download at the NBME website. We would encourage each of you to develop expertise in item writing and to share this resource with your faculty. As we develop our new curriculum, the basic principles of quality test item construction will be extremely important in evaluating both student performance and the performance of the curriculum.

Item Writing Manual
Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences
A resource for faculty members and others interested in learning how to write better quality test items

A Private Universe
A video documentary on education research for grade 5-12 educators; 1 twenty-minute video program and guide (Now on DVD)

With its famous opening scene at a Harvard graduation, this classic of education research brings into sharp focus the dilemma facing all educators: Why don’t even the brightest students truly grasp basic science concepts? This award-winning program traces the problem through interviews with Harvard graduates and their professors, as well as with a bright ninth-grader who has some confused ideas about the orbits of the planets. Equally useful for education methods classes, teacher workshops, and presentations to the public, A Private Universe is an essential resource for science and methodology teachers.
Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 1987.

Health Science Library Calendar of Classes
Classes are offered monthly, which include Microsoft applications, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, MEDLINE, etc.
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