The Secret To Effective Bedside Rounds: Good Teachers Prepare

In a qualitative study of highly rated teaching attendings from 10 US medical schools, preparation was key to conducting effective bedside rounds. Good teachers planned ahead to address several specific components of effective bedside rounds, including:

1. getting trainee buy-in for conducting bedside rounds and establish roles and expectations for each member of the team at the bedside.

2. reviewing patient data prior to rounds to identify identify patients best suited for bedside rounds and to prepare teaching points or scripts.

–Sarang Kim, MD

Gonzalo JD, et al. The art of bedside rounds: a multi-center qualitative study of strategies used by experienced bedside teachers. JGIM 2013, 28:412-420

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