Teaching on the Run: Teaching tips for clinicians


Increased exposure to effective clinical teachings increases the reliability of the educational processes and maximises the opportunity for learners to achieve their goals.

The skills of the teacher and the quality of the teaching influences the value of the educational experience. This book outlines the processes of the educational experience when 'Teaching on the Run'. 

If you are a busy medical teacher then this excellent little book will provide you with succinct, practical and accessible teaching tools. Easy to read, simply formatted and handy to carry, you will find this a perfect teaching companion. Each topic is of high-interest to practicing doctors, incorporates some educational theory, plenty of practical information and ideas for implementation.


  • Doctors as teachers
  • Educational guides for teaching in a clinical setting 
  • Planning a teaching episode 
  • Teaching with patients
  • Teaching a skill
  • Determining competence
  • Effective use of questions
  • Assessment and appraisal
  • In-training assessment
  • Giving feedback
  • The junior doctor in difficulty 
  • Planning for learning during clinical attachments 
  • Being a good supervisor - preventing problems
  • Teaching in ambulatory care 


Learning Outcomes

  1. Build teaching activities on the provided educational framework
  2. List a few concise instructions in common elements of clinical teaching and explore in more detail by following-up on provided references 
  3. Implement a theoretical background for teachers and supervisors working in a clinical context and address areas of practical concern, such as the involvement of patients and support of the learner in difficult situations 


Authors: Fiona R Lake, Gerard Ryan

Type: Book (for purchase)

Discount: AMA Members receive a 10% discount

Accreditation: Self-directed

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Medical Journal of Australia
Medical Education
Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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