Teaching hospitals are a core part of doctor education. It’s the circle of life: New doctors learn from their more-experienced peers, then go on to teach new grads, who do the same, and so on. But a great doctor isn’t necessarily a wonderful teacher by default. In fact, education courses are not required in medical school. So where do doctors turn to improve their teaching skills?
Oxford Medical is one option. They run a medical teaching course for doctors in a teach the teacher format. The course gives experienced doctors the skills needed to instruct other doctors in their area of expertise, and the teach the teacher course style makes it approachable and relatable even for seasoned doctors.
One day, education courses may be required for all doctors, given the nature of the seniority system and teaching emphasis of their jobs. Even so, a medical teaching course offers specific skills for medical professionals that the doctor can use in their day-to-day teaching tasks. No time is wasted on education skills that are more fitting for a school teacher than a teaching doctor, and the classes are geared towards the medical profession.