This section offers resources to support teaching and learning, including self-paced modules, videos of physical exam maneuvers, and reference materials for the University of Arizona Department of Medicine. We also provide links to “tried-and-true” instructional methods.
Residents as Teachers
DOM Expectations for Teaching Faculty [PDF] – High-yield source defining DoM faculty roles and responsibilities for teaching medical students, residents and fellows.
Expectations for Teaching on Wards- Outlines team roles and expectations for teaching during ward rounds
- Form for the Assessment of Student Performance in the Medicine Clerkship
- CEX Form - Direct Observation Clinical Evaluation Exercise
- Clinical Educators Teaching Guides – Links to instructional topics on the College of Medicine Faculty Instructional Development (FID) website
- It’s About Time: Tools for the Effective, Efficient Clinical Teacher- Excellent short video by Dr. Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, Director of Community Faculty Development Programs at the CoM-Phoenix, presenting valuable tools and tips for becoming a more effective, efficient clinical teacher.
- A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine – Techniques for teaching patient history and physical exam skills for various regions of the body
- Auscultation Assistant – Heart sounds, heart murmurs and breath sounds for use in teaching physical diagnosis
- Stanford Medicine 25 – Well- produced videos of common, essential bedside exam procedures, supported with concise written instruction
- Strategies in Clinical Teaching – Mini-modules on teaching strategies aimed at the outpatient setting.
- The One Minute Preceptor – A tried-and-true, simple method for effective clinical teaching under tight time constraints
- Microskills for Teaching – A variation of the One Minute Preceptor, emphasizing learner reflection
- Clinical Education Monographs – Short, practical papers dealing with a broad variety of clinical teaching topics
- "Twelve tips for giving feedback effectively in the clinical environment" – Practical, easy to implement tips for clinical teachers
- FID Feedback Guides – Mini-presentations on feedback principles & strategies available at the College of Medicine Faculty Instructional Development (FID) website
Learner Performance Assessment
- The Internal Medicine Milestone Project – Framework for assessing and evaluating resident physicians, a joint initiative of the ACGME and the ABIM
- P.R.I.M.E. Evaluation Framework – A system for documenting and describing learner achievement, useful with medical students, residents and fellows
Creating Learning Materials
- Presentation Basics- Short and sweet, guidelines for effective lecture presentation. (Be sure to notice the guidelines' very effective visual design elements and use of color)
- Presentation Basics: The Video- This video guide aims to assist educators in developing a presentation for large screen projection, and highlights two basic guidelines: 1) Maximize design, and 2) Avoid cognitive overload
- Template for an Educational Presentation- PowerPoint template for developing a well-organized lecture. The template's first 10 slides outline the elements of an effective presentation; the remaining slides are an example presentation created with the template.
- Using Familiar Tools to Create Materials for Self-managed Learning- Step-by-step instructions for creating narrated presentations using PowerPoint and your cell phone
- Teaching the Current Generation of Learners – Key themes for effectively teaching “Millennials” as applied to medical education
- Adult Learning Theory & Medical Education- Summary of common learning theories and suggestions of how they can be used in medical education
- Residents as Educators – Engaging Medical Students in Reflective Feedback Conversations- A guide for clinical educators
- Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guide – Core learning objectives for the Medicine clerkship, developed by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in conjunction with the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)
- Medical Education Grand Rounds from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – Monthly presentations on medical education topics with accessible archives of former presentations
For additional access to valuable educational modules at other institutions, see our "Faculty Development" web section.