Additional Online Resources for Teaching

A Guide to Writing Learning Objectives at the Larner College of Medicine
A clear learning objective states what the learner will be able to do upon completion of a medical education activity, in terms of behavioral change. A clear objective identifies the terminal behavior or desired outcome of the educational offering. A PDF created by the Active Learning Team at the Larner College of Medicine.

Orienting a new student to your clinic
An interactive guide, using several video clips demonstrating effective and ineffective strategies for orienting a new student to your clinic (by Jennifer Christner, M.D., University of Michigan)

Clinical Teaching Simplified
This 17 minute video provides a simple, efficient and effective method of teaching medical students and residents in clinical settings. It is ideally suited for community-based physicians or clinical faculty who teach students or residents but are not "professional" educators (by Christopher White, MD, Medical College of GA

Thinking Like a Doctor
An overview of how doctors think and implications for teaching medical students (by Christopher White, MD, Medical College of GA)

One Minute Preceptor
The 5 tasks of the one minute preceptor are demonstrated in this instructional video (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

Teaching Tools
Instructional video on various methods to teach medical students "on-the-fly" (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

Direct Observation
Guide to performing direct observation of medical students' history-taking, examination and communication skills (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)


NBME Test Item Writing Guide
Free download for faculty at

Evaluation and Feedback

Generic Evaluation Template
Created by the Teaching Academy
If you are facilitating a session (i.e., faculty workshop, professional development session, etc.) and would like to evaluate it, you can use and adapt this form to fit your needs. It includes common questions, as well as resources to identify additional questions you may want to include.

Ask-tell-ask feedback process developed at Columbia University
(by Andrew Mutnick, M.D.)

The Rhythm of RIME
Overview of the use of the RIME mnemonic for learner evaluation (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

Giving Feedback

Giving Feedback
An instructional video for faculty on how to deliver feedback to improve learner performance. (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)