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Teaching in the Hospital

Teaching in the Hospital Cover

Jeff Wiese, MD, FACP

The complexity of hospitalized patients and the day-to-day issues that arise on inpatient services make teaching in the hospital as challenging as it is unique. Hospital-based medical educators (hospitalists and attending physicians) must be adaptable and teach a wide range of topics, all while administering effective patient care.

Written by experts in the field, Teaching in the Hospital offers a unique perspective on the goals of inpatient teaching and practical advice for hospitalists and attendings who teach on the wards.

This book provides hospital-based educators with tools and techniques for:

  • Establishing and communicating expectations and responsibilities
  • Conducting rounds to ensure education complements patient care
  • Enhancing learning by using illustrations, analogies, mnemonics, and other "tricks of the trade"
  • Coaching learners in the science of clinical reasoning, communication, time management, and interpersonal relations

This unique book includes clinical problem-based "teaching scripts" illustrating the dialogues that can take place around 15 of the most frequently encountered inpatient clinical problems.

Teaching in the Hospital may be purchased online from the American College of Physicians.

Additional content:

Clinical Teaching Scripts for Inpatient Medicine