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Teaching on the run tips 7: effective use of questions

Fiona R Lake, Alistair W Vickery and Gerard Ryan
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (3): 126-127.

Setting

When teaching in the clinical setting, you often quiz students, the junior medical officer and registrar on patients they present. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it makes the trainees clam up, sometimes you are not sure it is hitting the mark and wonder what they have learned. You wonder whether there are ways to make questioning more effective.

Fiona R Lake, MD, FRACP, Associate Professor in Medicine and Medical Education1
Alistair W Vickery, MB BS, FRACGP, Senior Lecturer in General Practice2
Gerard Ryan, MB BS, FRACP, Respiratory Physician3
1 Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA.
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA.
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