Back to the bedside: the role of bedside teaching in the modern era

Zeshan Qureshi

Fifty years ago, three-quarters of clinical teaching was at the bedside. Today’s estimates are 8–19 %. This reduced exposure in undergraduate years to a critical aspect of training may be responsible, in part, for the declining clinical skills of junior doctors. Peters and ten Cate have reviewed the literature on bedside teaching, assessing its strengths, the causes of its decline, and its potential role in medical education.

Dr Zeshan Qureshi

About the author

Children's doctor. London. Mental health. Global health. Medical education. TEDx talk (doctor well being).

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