Teaching in the Hospital Setting


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Target Audience

Healthcare providers who teach medical students in the clinical setting.


Des Moines University is supportive of healthcare providers who choose to actively participate in the education of our students by offering excellent clinical training opportunities. Preceptors not only transmit skills but are mentors who convey the core values that are important to Des Moines University: accountability, collaboration, honesty, inclusiveness, and wellness. Preceptors do what no textbook or classroom can accomplish. The students benefit from the community-based experience while preceptors benefit from integrating new ideas and techniques into their practices that are currently being taught in academic health sciences institutions. Join us for a series of educational opportunities which provide precepting pearls to aid in shaping the next generation of clinicians.


  • Describe current trends/strategies for teaching in the hospital/in-patient setting.
  • Describe teaching and logistical strategies to enhance bedside teaching rounds.
  • Describe how knowledge of teacher and learner “personality type” can be used to enhance the effectiveness of bedside teaching rounds.
  • Describe how specific teaching strategies (e.g. 5 Microskills, Wait-time, RIME framework) can be utilized to enhance instruction and learning in the hospital setting.

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Recording date: January 28, 2021
Date of original release: January 28, 2021
Most recent review/update: January 28, 2021
Termination date: January 27, 2024

Course summary
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  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Dennis Baker, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Enrichment and Professor of Family Medicine, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida. He has more than 42 years of medical education experience in the areas of faculty and curriculum development. This experience includes Veterinary Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Allopathic Medicine. Dr. Baker retired from the Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM) where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development. In that position Dr. Baker developed and conducted a nationally recognized faculty development program for community-based preceptors in six regional campus throughout Florida where FSUCOM students completed their 3rd and 4th year training. Dr. Baker retired from FSUCOM in 2012. He now holds a part-time position with the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Enrichment and Professor of Family Medicine.  

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Baker does not have a financial conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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