Posted: November 2, 2016

Applying Four Component Instructional Design to Optimize Teaching of Oral Presentations


Oral presentation (OP) delivery is a complex, yet important skill. Current approaches to teaching OPs are fragmented. A longitudinal curriculum using a whole task approach to teaching is needed to help foster complex skill development. Four-component instructional design (4CID), grounded in cognitive psychology theory, is one whole task approach recently applied to other areas of medical education. Three institutions are planning implementation of this OP curriculum beginning in fall 2016. Next steps include rigorous evaluation of outcomes.

*Presented at Learn Serve Lead 2016


Curriculum Design, LSL 2016, 4C/ID, Oral Presentations


Bizath Taqui, MD, Temple University

Jennifer Stojan, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Margaret Wolff, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Michelle Daniel, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Susan Forester, MD, Yale University

Tiffany Glasgow, MD, University of Utah

Todd Cassese, MD, Quinnipiac University