Posted: June 22, 2015

Medical Students as Educators: An Observational Study of Near-Peer Teaching

Description

There is great enthusiasm for and a growing literature about near-peer teaching (NPT) in both graduate and undergraduate medical education. In general, NPT has been shown to be effective, or at least not inferior to, faculty teaching. NPTs are thought to have a positive impact because they are cognitively and socially congruent with learners. This poster explores an observational study of NPT that was carried out using a problem-based learning approach (PBL) at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Keywords

GME, Graduate Medical Education, Undergraduate Medical Education, CGEA, Central Group on Educational Affairs, Near-Peer Teaching, Congruence

Authors

Anna T. Cianciolo, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Bryan Kidd, MS4, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Sean Murray, MS2, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


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