An Introduction to Medical Teaching

  • William B. Jeffries
  • Kathryn N. Huggett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kristi J. Ferguson
    Pages 1-10
  3. William B. Jeffries
    Pages 11-25
  4. Kathryn N. Huggett
    Pages 27-39
  5. Mark A. Albanese
    Pages 41-53
  6. Kathryn K. McMahon
    Pages 55-64
  7. Janet M. Riddle
    Pages 65-77
  8. Susan J. Pasquale
    Pages 79-89
  9. Travis P. Webb, Carole S. Vetter, Karen J. Brasel
    Pages 91-100
  10. David A. Cook
    Pages 101-121
  11. Christopher B. Reznich
    Pages 123-141
  12. Brian Mavis
    Pages 143-178
  13. Nicole K. Roberts
    Pages 179-186
  14. Deborah Simpson, M. Brownell Anderson
    Pages 187-198
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


Few faculty members in academic medical centres are formally prepared for their roles as teachers. This work is an introductory text designed to provide medical teachers with the core concepts of effective teaching practice and information about innovations for curriculum design, delivery, and assessment. It offers brief, focused chapters with content that is easily assimilated by the reader. Topics are relevant to basic science and clinical teachers, and the work does not presume readers possess prerequisite knowledge of education theory or instructional design. The authors emphasize application of concepts to teaching practice. Topics include: Helping Students Learn; Teaching Large Groups; Teaching in Small Groups; Problem Based Learning; Team-Based Learning, Teaching Clinical Skills; Teaching with Simulation; Teaching with Practicals and Labs; Teaching with Technological Tools; Designing a Course; Assessing Student Performance; Documenting the Trajectory of your Teaching and Teaching as Scholarship.

Chapters were written by leaders in medical education and research who draw upon extensive professional experience and the literature on best practices in education. Although designed for teachers, the work reflects a learner-centred perspective and emphasizes outcomes for student learning. The book is accessible and visually interesting, and the work contains information that is current, but not time-sensitive. The work includes recommendations for additional reading and an appendix with resources for medical education.


Instructional Design Medical Teaching Portfolio REFA Simulation Sport curriculum evaluation information innovation learning teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • William B. Jeffries
    • 1
  • Kathryn N. Huggett
    • 2
  1. 1.College of MedicineUniversity of VermontBurlingtonU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of MedicineCreighton UniversityOmahaU.S.A.

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