Medical Educators’ Opinion on Teaching

This research article looks at the characteristics of an effective teacher using feedback from medical educators themselves and not the usual yardstick of students’ evaluations.  The three top qualities identified, in descending order, are knowledge of the subject, enthusiasm, and good communication skills.  An interesting outcome of this study was that the more experienced educators deemed “classroom behavior and instruction delivery” higher than did less experienced teachers. — Lee Ann Schein, Ph.D.

Singh S, Pai DR, Sinha NK, Kaur A, Soe HH, Barua A. Qualities of an effective teacher: what do medical teachers think? BMC Med Educ. 2013 Sep 17;13(1):128.

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