January 2019

Bringing New Learners Into Your Clinic

The first days of a clinical rotation are arguably the most important for you and your learners. After you introduce a new medical student or resident to your staff, consider taking some additional steps to help your learners meet their learning goals while ensuring that you maintain clinical productivity. Have brief one-on-one meetings with them to assess their experience levels and help them acclimate to your work environment.

Begin by reviewing a typical day's schedule with them. Make sure to go over what types of patient encounters they can expect at your clinic. Find out what experience they have with procedures and complex cases. By setting the stage early, you can adjust your schedule to maximize clinical efficiency. You can read more here.

More about Orienting a Learner

Visit the Orienting a Learner section for more guidelines on how to structure workflow and responsibilities to maximize clinical efficiency and the learning experience.