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Teaching models in an ambulatory training program
J Gen Intern Med (1990)
  • William T. Branch, Jr. Md, MACP, Emory University
Ambulatory care training is increasingly important in internal medicine. Such training centers on the practice where residents and faculty see their patients; thus, features of the practice model influence what residents learn. A resident-faculty group practice affiliated with a division of general internal medicine has many advantages. In such a practice, learning centers on resident-patient interactions, around which a comprehensive teaching program must be built. Major features of such a program include the mentoring of residents by faculty who work with them longitudinally and the presence of a well-balanced structured curriculum addressing clinical and nonclinical topics related to patient care. Teaching residents to interact and communicate with patients is crucial; approaches include role-modeling by faculty, use of videotaping, and role-playing and other innovative methods. Feedback is integral to learning and helps shape the attitudes and values that permeate residents' practices.
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William T. Branch. "Teaching models in an ambulatory training program" J Gen Intern Med (1990)
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