Posted: April 16, 2020

Virtual Near-Peer Clinical Teaching

Description

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting patient contact and clinical opportunities for medical students, this innovative approach adapts Aquifer interactive cases into small group learning for preclinical students led by their senior, clinically trained student peers. In conjunction with preclinical curricula, Aquifer cases are selected and a teaching guide is constructed based on the outline of the case with appropriate learning objectives. Small groups (4-6) are conducted over video conference by the senior student. Each section includes opportunities for questioning, active learning, clinical reasoning through vocal and written (e.g. chat room) communication, followed ultimately production of a SOAP note. Additional opportunities to be explored include peer-led small groups on morning report-style cases, chalk talks, and standardized patient encounters.

Authors

Mackenzie H. Holmberg, University of Washington School of Medicine 
Lily Jeong, University of Washington School of Medicine 
Leah Karlsen, University of Washington School of Medicine 
Zack Smith, University of Washington School of Medicine 
Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine 
Jill Watanabe, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine 
Karen A. McDonough, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine

Contact

mackholmberg@gmail.com

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Domain

Patient Care and Procedures

Resource Type(s)

Clinical Case
Patient – Teaching
Scenario

Instructional Method(s)

Peer Teaching
Case-Based Instruction/Learning
Discussion, Small Group [≤12]

Keywords

Morning Report, Online, Clinical, Standardized Patient, Peer, Active Learning, Small Group, Guide, Clinical Reasoning, Preclinical, Zoom, Virtual, Aquifer, Chalk Talk, Near-peer