The benefits of peer-led teaching in medical education
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.
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