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Improving Workplace-Based Learning for Undergraduate Medical Students

Madiha Sajjad, Usman Mahboob


Workplace-based learning is considered as one of the most effective way of translating medical theory into clinical practice. Although employed traditionally at postgraduate level, this strategy can be used in undergraduate students coming for clerkships in clinical departments. There are many challenges to workplace learning such as, unfavorable physical environment, lack of interest by clinical staff and teachers, and lack of student motivation. Clinical teachers can help bridge this gap and improve workplace learning through individual and collaborative team effort. Knowledge of various educational theories and principles and their application at workplace can enhance student learning and motivation, for which faculty development is much needed. Different teaching and learning activities can be used and tailored according to the clinical setting. Active reflection by students and constructive feedback from the clinicians forms the backbone of effective workplace learning.


How to cite this:Sajjad M, Mahboob U. Improving Workplace-Based Learning for Undergraduate Medical Students. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(5):1272-1274.   doi:

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