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ERIC Number: EJ1004624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
(Dis)Orientation of International Medical Graduates: An Approach to Foster Teaching, Learning, and Collaboration (TLC)
Tan, Adrienne; Hawa, Raed; Sockalingam, Sanjeev; Abbey, Susan E.
Academic Psychiatry, v37 n2 p104-107 Mar 2013
Objective: The Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program is a teaching-skills program focusing on methods to improve student learning. This program was adopted to address the professional and personal challenges faced by International Medical Graduates (IMGs) completing a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine. Method: The authors conducted a literature review on the educational challenges encountered by IMGs. Based on this review, an adapted TLC Program was piloted on four IMG fellows who completed a psychosomatic medicine fellowship between 2008 and 2011. Results: Teachers using the adapted TLC Program reported the following as being significant in the IMG training process: a safe educational environment; having an extended period of time for assessment and fellow adjustment; and more direct, rather than "diplomatic," feedback. Conclusions: Although piloted in a psychosomatic medicine fellowship, the TLC program is intended to be generalizable to other medical training settings. Further evaluation of the effectiveness of this approach for IMGs is required. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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