Teaching Interviewing Using Direct Observation and Discussion of Actual Interviews

  • Mack LipkinJr.
  • Penelope R. Williamson
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)


This chapter focuses on teaching and learning interviewing through direct observation and discussion of actual interviews. We primarily describe a learning situation involving a teacher, a small group of learners, and access to real patients, standardized patients, and/or taping (audio or video) equipment. The teacher usually reviews the experience of an interview with the interviewer and other group members at the time of the interview. However, the interview may be done at some time prior to the teaching session and recorded on video or audiotape with review and discussion centered on the tape.


Teaching Session Block Rotation Actual Interview Reflective Essay Optimal Group Size 
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© Mack Lipkin Jr. M.D. 1995

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  • Mack LipkinJr.
  • Penelope R. Williamson

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