Valerie Weber, MD, MS


Welcome to the Faculty & Resident Portal!

Faculty and residents teaching and evaluating medical students is an important part of the medical education training process.

We have developed this portal to provide a repository of resources. Explore the eight Teaching Resources below. Most topics have a short overview as well as links to videos, discussion questions and other websites about the topic. We hope that these resouces help you to provide live training at your institution.

To get started, click on a topic and expand that section. Please make sure you also review the applicable Goals & Objectives for the clerkship in which you are teaching and know your role in helping the students achieve these goals and objectives.

 
Valerie Weber. M.D., M.S.
William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education
Vice Dean, Educational Affairs
Drexel University College of Medicine
 
TEACHING RESOURCES
Creating the Optimal Learning Climate                                                      [click to expand or collapse the topic]
 

Creating the Optimal Learning Climate: Topic Overview and Video Examples
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Burton Landau provides an overview of the topic, video examples and discussion questions.


  Creating an Optimal Learning Environment-Reducing Student Mistreatment
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
A discussion of the elements of an optimal learning environment. Emphasis on good role of modeling, Student feedback, Reduction of student mistreatment. Regulatory issues.

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DocCom Module #14: *
It Goes Without Saying: Nonverbal Communication in Clinician-Patient Relationships

Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
Though this module deals with clinician- patient relationships, much of the information applies equally well to teacher-student relationship. The most applicable topics are a)"First impressions are based on nonverbally communicated information" and b) " Building non-verbal rapport"


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DocCom Module #37: The Oral Presentation *
Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
One of the key elements in this module is teaching "Basic Principles of the oral presentation"; emphasizing, practice as well as asking for and being guided by feedback.

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DocCom Module #40: *
Giving Effective Feedback: Enhancing the Ratio of Signal to Noise

Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
An optimal learning environment supports giving and receiving feedback.

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DocCom Module #42: Effective Clinical Teaching *
Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
A discussion involving the need to diagnose both the diagnosis of the patient's problems as well as an assessment of the learner's needs.

Microskills (The 1-minute Preceptor)                                                           [click to expand or collapse the topic]
 

Microskills: Topic Overview
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Deborah Ziring provides an overview of the topic and discussion quuestions.


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DocCom Module 42: Effective Clinical Teaching, "The 5 Microskills" video
Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
A physician-student interaction where the physician seeks commitment by the student as to the possible diagnosis; probes for evidence; reinforces what is right; teaches general rules; and corrects mistakes.


  Usual Practice without the One-Minute Preceptor
YouTube
This video depicts a presentation of a patient with chest pain to a physician . The student thinks that the patient is just anxious. The physician does not ask the student to defend her diagnosis although he compliments her on her presentation. He then ask for EKG studies to rule out cardiac disease. Compare the amount of teaching and learning in this video with the next one.

  Demonstration of the One-Minute Preceptor
YouTube
This video depicts the same scenario as above where a student is presenting a patient with chest pain to a physician. In this case , the physician employs the 5 microskills of the One minute preceptor.

  One Minute Preceptor: Patient with Hyponatremia
YouTube
A discussion between a learner and physician about a patient with hyponatremia. The physician used each of the 5 microskills of the One Minute Preceptor to prompt the learner to defend her initial diagnosis, and to recognize what should have been done. Positive reinforcement is offered.

Questioning Skills                                                                                                        [click to expand or collapse the topic]
 

Questioning Skills: Topic Overview
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Burton Landau provides an overview of the topic and discussion questions.


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DocCom Module #42: Effective Clinical Teaching *
See the "Questioning Skills" section in the left hand menu of the module.


Bedside Teaching                                                                                                            [click to expand or collapse the topic]
 

Bedside Teaching: Topic Overview and Video Examples
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Ziring provides an overview and demonstrates the skills involved with effective bedside teaching in a man with “foot drop”, foot swelling, and a reduction in the mass of  gastrocnemius muscle
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DocCom Module #42: Effective Clinical Teaching *
Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
See the "Bedside Teaching" section in the left hand menu of the module.

Small Group Teaching                                                                                              [click to expand or collapse the topic]
  Topic Overview
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Burton Landau provides an overview of the topic and discussion questions.

  Small Group Teaching
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
There are 3 video examples showing the relative effective involvement of a faculty preceptor in a discussion among a small group of students. Ideally, the preceptor should be a guide and allow the students to determine how to best accomplish the objective.



Presentation Skills - Lecturing                                                                          [click to expand or collapse the topic]
 

Topic Overview
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Burton Landau provides an overview of the topic and discussion questions.

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DocCom Module #37: The Oral Presentation *
Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
Describes how to give an oral case presentation. The attending give students a mnemonic for remembering the elements of the oral case presentation used on clinical rounds.

Feedback - Informal (anytime) and Formal (at set dates)         [click to expand or collapse the topic]
  Feedback: Topic Overview
Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Burton Landau provides an overview of the topic and discussion questions.

  Giving Feedback and Video Example
The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan/Hugh Hindle, M.D.
Note the video interaction between Dr Hindle and the student before and after the student exam of a patient with abnormal liver tests. The feedback has only one goal: improvement.

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DocCom Module #40: *
Giving Effective Feedback: Enhancing the Ratio of Signal to Noise

Drexel University College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
This module illustrates the techniques for providing effective feedback.

Assessment and Evaluation                                                                               [click to expand or collapse the topic]
 

Website/Video
Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
From: The New England Journal of Medicine

Examination of a standardized patient by 2 students illustrates the basis for assessing various levels of physical examination skills.. (See the video link in sidebar of the article).

 




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*DocCom, a series on Healthcare Communication Skills is available for free access by Drexel University College of Medicine affiliated medical educators. If you have a Drexel User ID, you can use it to access DocCom at this link.  Contact your site's Director of Medical Education (DME) for  assistance in obtaining a Drexel account which will also give you a username and password to access to Clerkship websites, our clinical skills portal and other educational resources

 

 

 


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