Teaching Guides for Preclinical Educators

The guides below provide graphics and summary explanations of approaches to teaching and assessment as well as advice on how to employ concrete strategies for teaching and offering formative feedback to undergraduate medical students. 

Teaching Guides for Preclinical Settings

Cognitive Error

Presentation Basics

  • Tips for making engaging presentations - DOs and DON'Ts
  • AAMC Resources for Speakers - These offer good tips on how to incorporate active learning strategies into presentations, which could be used for both large and small group interactions.


Inquiry-based Teaching

Reflective Teaching/Learning

Teaching Guides for Clinical Settings

While basic science faculty who teach during preclinical years will not be teaching in clinical settings, it may be helpful to understand the use of inquiry for teaching in clinical settings, the roles medical students can play in patient care, and the educational strategies clinical educators use. Below are a few examples of these.