November 2016

Supporting Learners in Difficulty

When a learner begins to struggle, you may be hard-pressed to know how to address the specific difficulty. While it is relatively simple to recognize a gap in medical knowledge or an issue of professionalism, many academic or behavioral problems may require careful consideration and individualized learning plans.

It’s easy to avoid addressing the problem. You may feel you have neither the time nor the resources to address difficulties as they become more complicated. Fortunately, there are specific steps you can take to support your learner who is experiencing difficulties. 

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Visit the Learners in Difficulty section of TeachingPhysician.org to learn to diagnose the underlying causes for poor performance and identify ways to address academic or behavioral problems. You'll find practical tips and answers to the following questions:

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