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Table 1 Content of 'consumers tutor' training program

From: Consumers as tutors – legitimate teachers?

Session Topic Content
1 Orientation to 4th year medical students What have they learnt so far? What other teaching and experiences do they receive during the psychiatry term? What are the characteristics of medical students?
2 Working in small groups Why are groups effective learning settings? How do groups work? How do you manage dominant and quiet group members?
3 Giving effective feedback Strategies to improve giving and receiving feedback with hands on practice
4 Review of the student curriculum Practice delivery of the planned student material through small group role-play
5 Review of the student curriculum Practice delivery of the planned student material through small group role-play
6 Trouble shooting, problem solving and tutor assessment Common fears amongst the trainee tutors? What will go wrong? How to deal with inability to attend? Completing the written assessment