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The benefits of peer-led teaching in medical education

Authors Allikmets S, Vink J

Received 4 March 2016

Accepted for publication 13 March 2016

Published 31 May 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 329—330

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S107776

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder


Silvia Allikmets,1 Jasper P Vink2

1King’s College London School of Medicine, 2Imperial College London School of Medicine, London, UK
 
In their article, Fujiwara et al1 discussed the effect of peer-led training of basic life support in the education of medical students. As the training of medical students is a continuously dynamic and developing field, such statistically significant information is useful to consider when improving medical teaching programs. While we agree with the conclusions drawn by Fujiwara et al,1 we suggest that peer-led teaching is superior to conventional (eg, professor-led) learning methods in medical education, providing benefits for students, tutors, and their faculties.
 
View original paper by Fujiwara and colleagues. 



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