Develop Your Learners' Teaching Skills

All learners should learn that being an effective teacher is essential to providing quality health care and improving patient outcomes. Patients will benefit from the attention your learners pay to their educational needs and understanding the principles behind teaching will help your learners better retain knowledge. Additionally, many residents will teach students and may eventually precept themselves. 

Teach your learners how to teach others using evidence-based methods, such as “teach back”, adult learning theory principles, and motivational interviewing. Demonstrate how you use these methods to help educate patients in your clinic and ask learners to reflect on situations where patient education might be most helpful or necessary, such as when prescribing medication or discussing various procedural options. Click to read more about teaching others how to teach.

More Pages About Developing Teaching Skills

You can learn more about developing teaching skills on the following pages from the Preparation and Residents as Teacherssections.