Best Practices in Medical Teaching

Best Practices in Medical Teaching

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In medical education a lot of attention is given to what is said, but less consideration is given to how it is said. There is sometimes a misplaced focus on the content at the expense of the experience for the learner. Best Practices in Medical Teaching illustrates the general principles of effective medical presentation. Stahl and Davis are leading experts in medical communication and they effectively explain the practice and methods behind their success. Applying the principles of adult learning, they provide examples of how to design a successful lecture and teach the reader how to influence the behaviors of their audience. Each chapter ends with a chapter summary, progress check, and a performance self-assessment test to ensure that the concepts are understood. This book is an essential guide for all those involved in the process of educating the next generation of doctors and supporting them through their training.
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  • Electronic book text | 192 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 98 b/w illus. 35 tables
  • 9781139098090

Table of contents

Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Applying the principles of adult education to the designing of medical presentations; 2. Using audience learning psychology to advantage in designing and delivering medical presentations; 3. Executing the principles of adult learning in medical presentations; 4. Measuring outcomes and ensuring success; 5. Using interval learning in a comprehensive medical educational program; References; Index.
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'This marvellous gem of a book is truly unique. Practical, easy to understand and apply ... the authors, true practitioners of their craft, have been considered among the best for years.' Javaid I. Sheikh, MD, MBA, Acting Dean, Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College 'For those interested in becoming 'top notch' presenters, this book will serve as an authoritative source on how to maximize your impact on your audience. This book provides explicit instruction on how to effect real education, striving to go beyond the all-too-often passive diffusion of material from presenter to listener.' Peter F. Buckley, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia 'The information about speaking, learning, and presenting in this book will build your reputation as an effective presenter. Your presentations will be more memorable; your learners will increase their retention and be empowered to apply what they have learned to deliver a higher quality of care.' Thomas L. Schwartz, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Department, SUNY Upstate Medical University 'My only regret is that I have been teaching for more than 30 years without this guidebook ... it is a first of its kind! As a residency training director, I will make sure my trainees don't have the same regret.' Sidney Zisook, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
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About Stephen M. Stahl

Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego; Chairman, Neuroscience Education Institute and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK. Richard L. Davis is President of Arbor Scientia, a global medical communications company headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
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