A curriculum was developed at Tufts University School of Medicine for fourth-year students with the goal of teaching them to be competent educators. Over the course of 12 weeks, the fourth-year students facilitated small group patient interview practice sessions for first-year students. They acted as faculty and lead discussions, observed patient interviews, gave feedback, and graded the first year student-interviewers. Through data obtained from surveys, descriptive comments, focus groups, and direct observation the study showed an increase in teaching skills as well as teaching confidence in the fourth-year student teachers. — Lee Ann Schein, Ph. D
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