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Some Ideas and Resources for GP Educators when Planning Educational Events for Doctors

When planning an Educational Event for Doctors, it is useful to consider the details of who will be the participants, and what are their current learning needs. Rather than just do a standard teaching session, we can consider what the participants would like to learn. We can then decide our key Aims and Objectives for the session, and plan suitable activities to achieve the learning. Activities which involve participation are usually more effective in enabling the learners to learn.

Tips for Presenting is a brief handout of some ideas when preparing a learning session, including some tips for using PowerPoint well.

Planning Template is a blank template which helps us to identify our Aims and Objectives for the session, and then consider the best methods of delivering what we want the learners to learn.

It is designed for those who have not have training about teaching methods, and can easily be modified to suit different situations.


When chairing an educational event, the Chair has to think about how to get the best out of the expert speaker, so that the participants learn effectively. Here are some notes and ideas about chairing large educational events.


The Essential Handbook for GP Training and Education is an excellent book and website with many ideas for planning and delivering educational sessions for medical people.



Damian Kenny is a Community Education Advisor for Gloucestershire, part of the team of GP Educators of the Severn School of Primary Care.

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