Teaching in the family practice clinics

  • SK Kwa
  • Yong Rafidah AR

Abstract

Teaching in family practice clinics is especially powerful. The“one-to-one” teaching creates opportunities for active learningin authentic clinical settings while modelling desirable personaland professional attribute.1 Learner’s contact with ambulatorypatients enhances development of accurate clinical reasoningand quick decision making. However, it is also fraught withchallenges: time, space, case-mix and conflicting demandsfrom patients and learners.2 The close encounter with aparticular learner can be especially daunting for both teacherand learner, as it exposes their strengths and weaknesses.1This paper highlights some of these challenges and providespractical tips on how to overcome them based on teachinglearning principles and the experiences of various teachers. (copied from article)

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Published
2008-10-01
How to Cite
KwaS., & ARY. R. (2008). Teaching in the family practice clinics. Malaysian Family Physician, 3(2), 3. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/302
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Original Articles