Medical Students’ Exposure to Bedside Teaching

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The “One-Minute Preceptor” is a well-known and widely used clinical teaching model which consists of five primary microskills: (1) get a commitment, (2) probe for supporting evidence, (3) teach general rules, (4) reinforce what was right, and (5) correct mistakes. In order to obtain a baseline measurement of the use of these microskills in an established clinical department, we shadowed medical students during rounding experiences and clinical tutorials throughout an 8-week clinical rotation and recorded their exposure to the microskills; combining the latter two into a single domain of “feedback.” We recorded the presence or absence of each microskill within 15-min intervals. Overall, commitment, probing, teaching, and feedback occurred in 49.0, 20.2, 89.9, and 41.8 % of the 15-min intervals, respectively. This observational strategy was an innovative approach to observe the quality and quantity of clinical teaching and provides a baseline to determine the impact of faculty development programs to improve clinical teaching.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sherif, Y; McAdams, M; Cook, S; Kamei, R; Compton, S

Published Date

  • March 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 5 - 7

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2156-8650

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s40670-014-0074-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus