Twelve tips for setting up an ambulatory care (outpatient) teaching centre

Med Teach. 2001 Jul;23(4):345-350. doi: 10.1080/01421590120057012.


The ambulatory care setting is becoming an increasingly important environment for clinical teaching. This reflects the changing focus of healthcare delivery with more procedures and patient treatment being delivered in this setting. Maximizing learning opportunities for students without compromising patient care has never provided a greater challenge. This paper shares 12 educational tips for developing an ambulatory care teaching centre where both students and patients benefit from a protected yet realistic clinical setting.