An Introduction to Medical Teaching

  • Kathryn N. Huggett
  • William B. Jeffries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kristi J. Ferguson
    Pages 1-9
  3. William B. Jeffries
    Pages 11-26
  4. Kathryn N. Huggett
    Pages 27-39
  5. William B. Jeffries, Kathryn N. Huggett
    Pages 41-55
  6. Mark A. Albanese, Laura C. Dast
    Pages 57-68
  7. Dean X. Parmelee, Azzam S. Al-Kadi
    Pages 69-76
  8. Janet M. Riddle
    Pages 77-91
  9. Cate Nicholas
    Pages 93-111
  10. Travis P. Webb, Carole S. Vetter, Karen J. Brasel
    Pages 113-122
  11. David A. Cook
    Pages 123-146
  12. Peter G. M. de Jong, Aviad Haramati
    Pages 147-159
  13. Susan J. Pasquale, N. Kevin Krane
    Pages 161-172
  14. Michele P. Pugnaire, Melissa A. Fischer
    Pages 173-186
  15. Katrin Sara Sadigh, David Chia, Majid Sadigh
    Pages 187-208
  16. Brian Mavis
    Pages 209-241
  17. Nicole K. Roberts
    Pages 243-250
  18. Deborah Simpson, M. Brownell Anderson
    Pages 251-262
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 263-271

About this book


Few faculty members in academic medical centers 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 assimilated easily by the reader. The 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 the application of concepts to teaching practice. Topics include: Facilitating Student Learning; Teaching Large Groups; Teaching in Small Groups; Flipping the Classroom; Problem-Based Learning; Team-Based Learning; Teaching Clinical Skills; Teaching with Simulation; Teaching with Practicals and Labs; Teaching with Technological Tools; Teaching to Develop Scientific Engagement in Medical Students; Designing a Course; Establishing and Teaching Elective Courses; Designing Global Health Experiences; Assessing Student Performance; Documenting the Trajectory of Your Teaching and Teaching as Scholarship.

This is a complete revision of the first edition of this work with new chapters and up to date information. Similar to the first edition, chapters were written by leaders in medical education and research who draw upon extensive professional experience and the literature on best practices i

n education. Although designed for teachers, the work reflects a learner-centered 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. Each chapter concludes with references, many include recommendations for additional reading, and the work includes an appendix with resources for medical education.


Assessment Instructional Design Learning Medical education Teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn N. Huggett
    • 1
  • William B. Jeffries
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Medical EducationCreighton University School of MedicineOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Office of Medical EducationUniversity of Vermont College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

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