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Teaching Points Identified by Preceptors Observing One-Minute Preceptor and Traditional Preceptor Encounters David M. Irby, PhD, Eva Aagaard, MD and Arianne Teherani, PhD Academic Medicine (2004) 79: 50-55. Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University


Teaching Points Identified by Preceptors Observing One-Minute Preceptor and Traditional Preceptor Encounters David M. Irby, PhD, Eva Aagaard, MD and Arianne Teherani, PhD

Academic Medicine (2004) 79: 50-55.

Briefly reviewed by Steve Miller, Columbia University

This is a fascinating study. Preceptors viewed tapes of students presenting in either the traditional model or using the one minute preceptor model (focuses on asking the student, what would you do and why) and were asked to list their teaching points to the student. Preceptors taught more about decision making and reasoning if they viewed the one-minute preceptor and addressed generic skills like the presentation or history taking when they viewed the traditional tape.

(After hearing this, would you be more inclined to vary your approach so you could teach about and observe different skills of the learners? SM)

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