Assisting busy faculty in improving their teaching skills in the ambulatory setting is a priority. Until recently, videotapes had not played a prominent role in this effort. Videotapes have many advantages over teaching effectiveness workshops: faculty can watch videotapes at their convenience; videotapes can be used as a discussion vehicle for faculty; and parts of videotapes can be the focus of behavior change over time. The videotape produced by the Medical College of Wisconsin provides a great opportunity for individual faculty or departments to effect behavior change and improve the teaching in the ambulatory setting.
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