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Use of the one-minute preceptor as a teaching tool in the gross anatomy laboratory

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  • Lap Ki Chan,

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    1. Department of Anatomy and Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, Department of Anatomy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 2/F, William MW Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Jeffrey Wiseman

    1. Centre for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Abstract

The one-minute preceptor (OMP) is a time-efficient technique used for teaching in busy clinical settings. It consists of five microskills: (1) get a commitment from the student, (2) probe for supporting evidence, (3) reinforce what was done right, (4) correct errors and fill in omissions, and (5) teach a general rule. It can also be used to address structure-identification questions in gross anatomy laboratory small-group settings. The OMP is an active learner-centered teaching approach that prepares students for a style of learning that they need to master in clinical settings, provides novice anatomy teachers with an efficient and effective teaching strategy, and moves anatomy learning beyond mere name tagging to active knowledge construction. Anat Sci Educ. © 2011 American Association of Anatomists.

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