Whither bedside teaching? A focus-group study of clinical teachers.

  title={Whither bedside teaching? A focus-group study of clinical teachers.},
  author={Subha Ramani and Jay D Orlander and Lee Strunin and Thomas W Barber},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={78 4},
PURPOSE Previous reports document diminishing time spent on bedside teaching, with a shift towards conference rooms and corridors. This study explored faculty's perceptions of the barriers to and their strategies for increasing and improving bedside teaching. METHOD Four focus groups consisting of (1) chief residents, (2) residency program directors, (3) skilled bedside teachers, and (4) a convenience group of other Department of Medicine faculty from the Boston University School of Medicine… CONTINUE READING
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