Training Clinical Mentors
Mentoring is a challenging task that requires flexibility, skill in coordinating disparate stakeholders, excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and the ability to cope with rapid change of direction, in addition to up-to-date clinical knowledge and teaching skills. This section includes a 3-day generic curriculum on basic mentoring skills to ensure that clinical mentors are well prepared for their work. The curriculum can be adapted to meet specific needs and to fit within the local context.
This 3-day generic curriculum on basic mentoring skills includes sessions on interpersonal communication skills, clinical teaching skills, and program orientation. Topics covered include starting a mentoring assignment, building rapport, giving feedback effectively, identifying teaching moments, teaching at the bedside, and strategies for addressing systems issues. The sessions include a variety of participatory exercises and activities designed to build confidence and skills in clinical teaching, as well as provide guidance on how to approach a mentoring assignment. This curriculum can be adapted for an individual country, or individual sessions can be broken out to address a specific training need.
|Complete Training||11433 KB (PDF)||10350 KB (PDF)||--|
|About this Course||93 KB||86 KB||--|
|Session 1: What is Clinical Mentoring?||1149 KB||1106 KB||1340 KB|
|Session 2: Building Relationships||777 KB||741 KB||1995 KB|
|Session 3: Effective Communication and Feedback Skills||1985 KB||1933 KB||945 KB|
|Session 4: Theories of Learning||1398 KB||1353 KB||1208 KB|
|Session 5: Clinical Teaching Skills||2265 KB||2227 KB||763 KB|
|Session 6: Clinical Diagnosis and Decision-Making Skills||1109 KB||1088 KB||237 KB|
|Session 7: Addressing Systems Issues||1638 KB||1594 KB||410 KB|
|Session 8: Case Studies||162 KB||121 KB||--|
|Session 9: Program Orientation||116 KB||66 KB||--|
- Mentoring Case Study Bank
This document includes 13 case studies that address a variety of clinical mentoring situations. The case studies can be used as a resource to train mentors, and are also included in the 3-day Basics of Clinical Mentoring curriculum for training mentors.
- Debriefing Questions for Clinical Training
This document is a discussion guide that can be used by trainers or supervisors of clinical mentors following a mentoring practicum or visit. The questions encourage the mentor to reflect on his/her observations and activities at the mentoring site.