Medical Teaching Resources for Faculty Developers

Format Publication ID Version Published
Video 9336 1 February 4, 2013


This resource is a collection of 40 video vignettes developed for use by faculty developers in a variety of settings. The vignettes depicting effective and not so effective teaching methods relate to: Presentation Skills; Active Learning Strategies; Small Group Teaching and Clinical Teaching. There is an accompanying Resource Manual with guiding questions and suggestions for how the vignettes may be used in training.

While many of the video vignettes target those who train medical faculty, others may be used by those involved in training the trainers at all educational levels. Each video has been kept deliberately short so that it can be used to quickly demonstrate a technique or as a starter for discussions. Using these, participants may be asked to critically analyze good and not so good ways of teaching.

This DVD is divided into four major categories:

  1. Presentation Skills
  2. Active Learning Strategies
  3. Small Group Teaching
  4. Clinical Teaching

Each category has been further divided into specific teaching methods. Questions added under each of the categories, may be used to actively engage participants watching the videos.


Premkumar K, D'Eon M, Bonnycastle D. Medical Teaching Resources for Faculty Developers. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To describe and create an effective presentation with the goal to have learners achieve specific objectives.
  2. To use structured controversy as an active learning strategy for teaching large classes.
  3. To use small group teaching techniques to actively involve students in learning cooperatively.
  4. To use a systematic approach to teach skills and procedures.
  5. To effectively provide feedback in a clinical setting.


  • Small Group, Feedback (MeSH), Presentations

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Personal & Professional Development
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Teaching Skills

Intended Audience

  • Professional & Faculty Development

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study

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