In the current issue of Medical Teacher (36, 4):
How to use social media as a medical educator
These practical tips will help the newcomer to social media to get started, and guide health care professionals to the point where they can contribute, engage, learn, teach, and model professional behaviours while navigating the social media waters successfully.
Is service learning effective in training socially responsible healthcare professionals?
Service learning is increasingly being implemented as a community engagement tool by healthcare educators across a range of disciplines worldwide. This paper provides a timely critical appraisal and synthesis of the available literature on service learning. The review covers well established and emerging evidence in relation to service learning.
How to transform medical students into competent, confident teachers
This article describes an exciting programme that provides final-year medical students with core skills and knowledge in teaching, in preparation for their imminent roles as clinical teachers during their postgraduate years. Although most junior doctors must teach medical students, prior literature shows that many students do not graduate from medical schools feeling prepared to do so. Past research also shows that teaching abilities can indeed be taught.
Our third Saudi Arabia Supplement - twelve papers focussing on medical education in Saudi Arabia, including:
What does it take to become an effective medical educator? Read more
A Delphi study of medical professionalism in Arabian countries: The Four-Gates model Read more
Teaching evidence-based medicine using a problem-oriented approach Read more
Role and challenges of simulation in undergraduate curriculum Read more
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