Teaching Star


Albert Einstein College of Medicine values the critical role which residents, graduate students, fellows, nurses, midwives, community members and other allied health professionals play in the education of our medical students. This portal provides important resources to develop and enhance their teaching and assessment skills when working with medical students and other learners in a variety of settings.

Bedside Teaching Skills

Faculty Development: Bedside Teaching 

Clinician teachers often worry about how to optimize their teaching in the inpatient setting. This video reviews some principles of effective bedside teaching.

Credit: Arthur Aufses M.D., Professor of Surgery, Professor of Health Evidence and Policy - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Creating an Optimal Learning Environment and Reducing Student Mistreatment

Creating an Optimal Learning Environment-Reducing Student Mistreatment 

Promoting a positive learning environment is a shared responsibility between teachers and students. This video of a lecture reviews general tips for instructors.

Credit: Patrick E. McBride, M.D., MPH and Rosa Garner, JD - University of Wisconsin Medical School

Delivering a Successful Lecture

Delivering a Successful Lecture 

The lecture has been one of the classic forms of teaching but is often challenged by being passive for the audience and limited in learner retention. These resources can help optimize this approach.

Credit: Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning

Effective Questions to Assess Your Learners

Effective Questioning 

In order to practice learner-centered teaching, asking effective open-ended questions first of learners in a supportive manner is an important skill to acquire.

Credit: The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan - Hugh Hindle, M.D.

Evaluation of Your Teaching Skills by Students

If you are interested in the criteria which Einstein medical students use to evaluate your teaching and assessment skills, you can find this information here.

Students Evaluation of Non-Faculty Instructor Teaching in Courses  

Students Evaluation of Resident/Non-Faculty Instructor Teaching in Clerkships/Sub-Internships 

Giving Effective Feedback

Giving Effective Feedback 

Feedback is one of the most critical components for human learning and is an important teaching skill. This video is set in the Emergency Department but the principles are true for every setting.

Credit: Giving Effective Feedback in the Emergency Department / Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

One-minute Learner Skills

The One Minute Learner 

This learner-centered tool promotes a conversation about goals and expectations for clinical teaching sessions in a variety of ambulatory care settings.

Credit: Miriam Hoffman, M.D., and Molly Cohen-Osher, M.D., Department of Family Medicine, Boston University - Society of Teacher of Family Medicine

One-minute Preceptor Skills

This classic framework for clinical instructors allows them to develop learner-centered teaching skills.

The One-minute Preceptor Turns 20
Credit: Mozella Williams, M.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland – Society of Teacher of Family Medicine

The One Minute Preceptor
Credit: The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan - Hugh Hindle, M.D

Clinical Teaching without the One-Minute Preceptor
Credit: Bob Trowbridge – YouTube

Clinical Teaching with the One-Minute Preceptor
Credit: Bob Trowbridge – YouTube

Small Group Teaching Skills

Small Group Teaching 

Whether you are facilitating a case-based, team-based learning, or problem-based learning sessions, this resource of small group teaching skills will enhance the quality of your meetings.

Credit: College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Small Group Teaching Module 

A valuable web module to enhance your small group teaching skills by LondonDeanery. The module is short and you do not need to register on the site to see the materials.  The sections you might find the most interesting are:
1. The role of the teacher
2. Planning and preparation
3. Problem and case based learning

Credit: http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/ 

Resources for Small Group Facilitators 

A diverse collection of valuable resources related to small group teaching and facilitation skills.

Credit: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine/Academic Affairs
Stephen S. Davis, PhD, USAF Major Retired
Director, Faculty Development

Strategies for Effective Teaching in the Laboratory

Strategies for Effective Teaching in the Laboratory Class 

Helpful tips on what you can do to become a successful laboratory instructor.

Credit: Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan; Adapted from Allen, O’Connell, Percha, Erickson, Nord, Harper, Bialek & Nam (2009)

Teaching in the Operating Room

Operative Teaching 

An instructional video to improve teaching techniques and learning in the operating room.

Credit: Corresponding Author - Eric R. Sokol, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive - HH333, Stanford, CA 94305-5317, USA, Phone: 650-736-4137, Fax: 650-723-7737, Email: esokol@stanford.edu. Co-Authors: William Metheny, PhD, University TN - Knoxville Graduate School of Medicine, Email: wmetheny@utmck.edu; Renee Ward, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Email: renee.ward@vanderbilt.edu.

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