Students as teachers

Michael Pearson
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11199
Published online: 16 December 2013

To the Editor: Silbert and colleagues propose that teaching skills training should be compulsory for all medical students, to be used in peer-assisted learning programs and later in postgraduate roles.1 As the quality of student training will have an enduring impact on the provision of quality care and patient safety, the responsibility for this important role should be entrusted to a select group rather than an obligation imposed on all.

  • Michael Pearson

  • Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


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