Developing and assessing initiatives designed to improve clinical teaching performance

Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Dec;19(12):1350-3. doi: 10.1111/acem.12029. Epub 2012 Dec 5.


To improve the teaching performance of emergency physicians, it is necessary to understand the attributes of expert teachers and the optimal methods to deliver faculty development. A working group of medical educators was formed to review the literature, summarize what is known on the topic, and provide recommendations for future research. This occurred as a track of the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) consensus conference "Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success." The group concluded that the current state of research on these topics is limited. Improvement in understanding will come through research focusing on Kirkpatrick's higher levels of evaluation (behavior and results).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Education, Medical / standards
  • Emergency Medicine / education*
  • Humans
  • Staff Development / methods*