Published: 1 September 2018
Author(s): Marco Mancinetti, Sissel Guttormsen, Christoph Berendonk
Section: Narrative Review

Internal medicine is an appropriate example of specialties in which to teach learners clinical reasoning skills, decision-making, and analytical thinking, as well as evidence-based, patient-oriented medicine. During daily clinical work, general internists always encounter a multitude of situations that lend themselves to educating medical trainees in ambulatory and inpatient settings. Application of existing learning theories to teaching has been shown to optimize teaching ability and to maximize the efficiency of teaching efforts.

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