Clinical Teaching Mini Modules

In the clinical years learners acquire knowledge and skill through direct experience under your supervision. The following mini-modules illustrate integration of our core values with best teaching practices. They also offer valuable insights and practical tips for teaching.

The four modules cover the interrelated concepts of co-creating goals, doing direct observation and giving feedback, engaging in collaborative questioning to probe clinical reasoning, and reflecting on the experience to offer guidance for self-directed learning. Each module contains scenarios that address teaching both medical students and residents. 

We recommend going through the modules in order, but they can be completed as stand-alone modules as well. These modules will take approximately 15 minutes to complete each.
Accreditation Information: Earn up to 2.0 certified Mainpro+® credits or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Section 1 credits. The total hours (2.0) is for the entire four modules. Each module is 0.5 Section 1 /0.5 CFPC Mainpro+ credit.
Co-Creating Mutual Goals - This module explores how to create mutual goals and develop an educational alliance with learners.
Direct Observation and Feedback - This module looks at how direct observation and feedback can serve as a guide to help learners improve clinical skills.
Probing Clinical Reasoning through Collaborative Questioning - This module looks at how you can probe clinical reasoning in a way that is collaborative and encourages learner engagement.
Reflection and Feedback Conversations - The module on Direct Observation and Feedback dealt with conversations which happen in the immediacy of clinical work. This module looks at wider-ranging feedback conversations.