This was a lecture that very much repeated many of the ideas that were brought up during my teaching rotation. Some ideas for good precepting:
- Find out your learner’s interests – e.g. if they only care about community try to incorporate more continuity of care tasks
- Orientate them to the ward, to colleagues, pharmacy, etc.
- Review learning objectives (both their own and those set by their program)
- Ensure IT doesn’t become an issue: badges, comp logins, etc.
- Asking your student for consistent feedback to ensure your learning and teaching styles match
- Establishing boundaries, expectations, etc.
- How & when you are going to touch base with them re their feedback and how they’ll be “graded”
- Open ended Qs allow you to assess the student’s thought process and offers a better discussion, stimulates critical thinking
- Develop plans/action items from feedback so that the learner can improve on it for the next time