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Using the Community as Teacher (Starter Kit for Community Preceptors)
General Pediatrics
  • David M. Keller, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Pediatrics
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Document Type
Book Chapter

Summary: This section includes practical suggestions for using the community in which you live and practice as a teacher. Your involvements in community affairs also serve as opportunities for learners to understand the scope of community pediatrics. Learners can benefit from the "nonclinical" and community aspects of your work. It is good to use these as teachable moments and to reflect on how you care for all children in the community, moving beyond the office.


DM Keller. The Community as Teacher in S Fisch (ed.) Pediatric Education in Community and Office Settings Starter Kit. American Academy of Pediatrics/Council on Community Pediatrics. 2007. Link to book on publisher's website

Citation Information
David M. Keller. "Using the Community as Teacher (Starter Kit for Community Preceptors)" (2007)
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