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Med Educ Online. 2015 Apr 21;20:27559. doi: 10.3402/meo.v20.27559. eCollection 2015.

The educational value of ward rounds for junior trainees.

Author information

1
Centre for Gastroenterology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
2
Academic Centre for Medical Education, University College London, London, United Kingdom; flaskaratos@gmail.com.
3
Academic Centre for Medical Education, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
4
Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom.
5
Department of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
6
Sheila Sherlock Education Centre, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The ward round (WR) is a complex task and medical teachers are often faced with the challenge of finding a balance between service provision and clinical development of learners. The educational value of WRs is an under-researched area. This short communication aims to evaluate the educational role of WRs for junior trainees and provides insight into current practices. It also identifies obstacles to effective teaching/training in this setting and provides suggestions for improving the quality of WR teaching.

KEYWORDS:

foundation training; postgraduate education; ward round

PMID:
25907002
PMCID:
PMC4408315
DOI:
10.3402/meo.v20.27559
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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