Teaching Tips from your colleagues in General Practice

Teaching tip from Dr Josephine Samuel-King, Ripponlea Medical Centre

Jo Samuel King

Make the student's involvement as interactive as possible by:

  1. Get the student to see the patient, whilst the patient is waiting to see you. Then, get the student to present to you in front of the patient.
    Finally, get the patient to rate the presentation and correct any errors.
  2. A good way to get a patient to understand something is to teach the student about this subject in front of the patient. This way both learn.
  3. Have fun. Make the consult a three-way interaction. Allow the student to contribute to ideas, discussion and problem solving.