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Med Teach. 2016 Dec;38(12):1199-1203. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Twelve tips on setting up and running a peer-led medical education society.

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a Nuffield Department of Population Health , University of Oxford , Oxford , UK.
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b Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust , London , UK.
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c UCL Medical School , London , UK.

Abstract

Peer-led teaching is an established paradigm with benefits for student teachers, learners and the wider medical community. Students are increasingly taking ownership of such teaching, which has fuelled the creation of new peer-led medical education societies at universities around the UK. Students wishing to undertake such an endeavor must contend with concerns over the quality of peer-led teaching, logistical challenges, lack of senior support and difficulties accessing relevant resources to design and appraise their initiatives. Peer-led medical education societies represent a relatively novel concept, and students may struggle to find practical information on how to approach these challenges. We propose that these obstacles can be overcome by thorough event planning, understanding the role and features of high quality peer-led education in supplementing medical school curricula, maintaining a strong working relationship with local medical faculty, and learning from the wider medical education community.

PMID:
27559842
DOI:
10.1080/0142159X.2016.1209471
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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