EPIC Module 2
Effective Teaching in the Community Practice


Clinical teaching is often a high-pressure activity. Preceptors need to be able to diagnose the patient, effectively diagnose how the learner is framing the problem and appropriately address the problem or question at hand. This must happen in a matter of minutes, often in the hall while patients are waiting to be seen. Expert preceptors make this look like an effortless process. This module will help you reach this goal.

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  • Describe four teaching roles and their associated teaching strategies

  • Explain the rationale for each of the five microskills of clinical teaching

  • Develop questions that can help students understand common clinical problems

  • Recognize effective and ineffective types and methods of questioning

  • Use strategies to promote self-directed learning