Interpreting educational concepts for the teaching family physician: some parallels between patient care and undergraduate clinical education.

Richard Tiberius

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Three of the most widely used concepts in education, objectives, curriculum, and evaluation, have direct parallels in primary care. This parallelism suggests an approach which may help family physicians both in understanding these educational concepts and in applying them with judgment. By drawing specific attention to the parallels and by the use of examples drawn both from clinical practice and from teaching, the author hopes to encourage physicians to view their teaching as an analog of clinical skills that are already familiar to them. This approach is applied to the problem of accommodating to individual differences in students, the most difficult obstacle to the proper application of educational concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1977
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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