Teaching in the Inpatient Setting Characteristics of Good Teachers Enthusiastic Ask Questions Nonthreatening Promote self learning Recognize the needs of the learner Knowledgable Inpatient vs Ambulatory Education Team Learning Time for Advanced Preparation Number of Learners Less time/patient pressures Speed of evaluations Educational intimacy Orient Your Team Outline Expectations Assess their needs Organize the month Assign responsibilities Explain your teaching and evaluation style Role Model Be professional Have a good attitude Be on time Pitch in/lead from the front Treat everyone with respect Create a Good Learning Environment Show enthusiasm Involve your learners Be friendly Be consistent Ask questions in a non-threatening way Put Forth an Effort Take the time to teach! Give assignments when things are busy Get to the bedside Teach What You Know/ What the learners need Students need to know how to present, how to write orders, how to examine patients, how to read EKGs, how to replace K+, where the bathroom is, etc. Recognize that different levels of learners will benefit from the same discussion Get to the bedside! Give Feedback Let your team know what they are doing well and where they can improve Feedback is absolutely crucial for improvement Pitfalls in Clinical Teaching Taking over the patient Inappropriate lecturing Insufficient “wait time” on questions Leading questions -”Could this be a PE?” Pushing Past Ability Teacher Reasoning and Action Diagnose the Patient Diagnose the Learner 1. Get a commitment 2. Probe for evidence Teach Teach general rules. Provide feedback. Correct mistakes.