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2016 | July-September | Issue3
An Excellent Teacher
Ronald M Harden
Author Affiliation
Ronald M Harden : Association for Medical Education in Europe, United Kingdom



A teacher plays a key role in medical training programs and is responsible for the success or failure of many education developments. This article examines the attributes of an excellent medical teacher using a three-circle model. In the inner circle are the technical skills required by the teacher as an information provider, a facilitator of learning, a curriculum developer, and an assessor. In the middle circle is how the teacher approaches their teaching—with an understanding of basic education principles, with appropriate attitudes and ethics, with an evidence-informed strategy, and working as a team member. In the outer circle is the professionalism of the teacher, evaluating their own competence and keeping up-todate with their subject and education practice.

Keywords: Curriculum, Medical education, Student engagement, Teaching skills.

How to cite this article: Harden RM. An Excellent Teacher. MGM J Med Sci 2016;3(3):136-140.

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Conflict of interest: None

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