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The value of 'expert trainees' in primary care postgraduate education.

Thurston, E., Forde, E. and Wedderburn, C., 2020. The value of 'expert trainees' in primary care postgraduate education. Education for Primary Care, 31 (4), 255- 256.

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DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2020.1759147


Peer-led teaching is well established within many undergraduate medical courses but relatively underutilised in postgraduate training, despite the fact it can be useful for both teachers and learners. A significant number of doctors training to be GPs bring expertise and experience from other specialities and in this paper we explore the potential of using 'expert trainees' to teach their peers on postgraduate GP training programmes. A GP trainee with expertise in Lifestyle Medicine taught alongside local and national experts and delivered workshops to her peers. Questionnaires were used to establish the acceptability and quality of 'expert trainee' peer-led education. This was a positive experience for the 'expert trainee' who felt valued both as a trainee and as someone with expert knowledge, and for her peers with excellent feedback on her workshop. The knowledge and skills of 'expert trainees' represent an untapped resource which could be more systematically and effectively used within GP education.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:GP training ; expert trainee ; near-peer teaching ; peer-teaching ; post-graduate education
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:33984
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:16 Jun 2020 11:44
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:22


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