Twelve Tips for specialists teaching generalists

Ahmed Rashid, Faye Gishen
2021 MedEdPublish  
Generalist clinicians play a vital role as the spine of a modern healthcare system. As a result of the breadth of their practice, they require high quality continuous professional development (CPD) training to keep up with important developments in all areas of their practice. Specialist clinicians are often well placed to provide such training but should recognise the ways in which this may differ from undergraduate and postgraduate training, and design tailored education that takes account of
more » ... at takes account of power dynamics, professional roles, and contemporary healthcare challenges. Prior engagement with the learning group to understand their aims and priorities is a crucial first step. Case-based learning, practical diagnostic and referral tips, patient communication and information advice, prioritising discussion and feedback, and reflecting on changes in evidence and guidelines are all suggested areas of focus that can provide a framework to design effective and engaging training for generalist groups.
doi:10.15694/mep.2021.000148.1 fatcat:4ef5qnlyancchcdped35rdxilm