Seven habits of highly effective medical teachers

Seven habits of highly effective medical teachers

The author’s 34 years of teaching experience along with the literature available has allowed them to identify the main seven qualities within an educator of any level or hierarchy to be remembered as an effective teacher not only an effective medical teacher.

Sushil Kumar Singh, Puja Dulloo Department of Physiology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India Correspondence to: Puja Dulloo, E-mail: Received: June 25, 2020; Accepted: August 06, 2020

Published in : National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Integrity is all about doing the right things; even when no one is watching. Integrity entails moral principle and cannot be influenced by wrong practices or prejudice. Thus, effective teachers should possess a high degree of integrity

Humility – Accepting once mistake in front of anyone, including students

An effective teacher should be a lifelong learner. They should be self-motivated to learn and develop.

Highly effective teachers are having good self-awareness and the unique quality of reflection

An effective teacher should possess immense interpersonal skills

Passionate about teaching and learning

Effective teachers should have a unique quality of developing strong student-teacher relationships.

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