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Clinical Skills Tutors

Thank you for taking the time to teach Clinical Skills in years 1 and 2 of the foundation curriculum. Your role is to facilitate a guided 4-hour small group discussion that helps learners acquire, consolidate, and apply their learning of foundational clinical skills relating to: 1) History-taking; 2) Communication; and 3) Physical Examinations. The resources on this site will help you prepare for your teaching role.

We have resources for new and returning Clinical Skills tutors, focused events to help further develop your teaching skills, and some just-in-time faculty development sessions.

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New Tutors/Core Level - The Essentials of Teaching Clinical Skills

These essential resources introduce new tutors to Clinical Skills. The recording will introduce you to the Clinical Skills curriculum and tutorials, and your role as the clinical skills tutor. You can also access the content by reviewing the PDF of the slides or listen to the MP3 of the audio.  The other resources include a video on teaching using simulated patients. If you are a new tutor, please become familiar with this content before you start to teach.

Returning Tutors/Enrichment – Moving Beyond the Essentials

These resources have been prepared to support your teaching techniques, beyond delivering the curriculum. Several live faculty development sessions will be offered for all tutors during the year. Consult the events tab for these upcoming sessions.
The faculty development session, recording, and tutor manual were very helpful.  I felt well prepared going into it without prior experience, and I felt well supported at the session, with the just-in-time opportunity for coaching.
Sacha Agrawal, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto