Peer Support for Medical Students: Training & Case
1 hr CE
Goal: Learn to provide peer support to other medical students. Case example: Learn to apply peer support skills with medical students experiencing stress related to starting clinical training.
Funding: Initial development of this activity was supported by funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Grant #1 R43 AA026474-01).
Needs and Training Gaps
After completing this activity, the learner will understand how medical students can provide peer support to other medical students experiencing distress related to medical training. The skills participants will be able to use in peer support include:
- Connect with a peer in distress to initiate a discussion of their situation.
- Clarify your role in providing peer support.
- Elicit your peer’s story using open-ended questions and listen using active and reflective listening skills.
- Find out how your peer’s concerns have impacted them.
- Provide supportive interventions and resources to help mitigate your peer’s distress.
- Recognize when to recommend that your peer get additional help.
- Provide follow-up and determine if you will provide ongoing support.
Training Activity References
Audience and Accreditation
Audience: Medical students, however, many of the skills taught are relevant to all clinicians.
|Letter of Completion||1 hr||4/9/21||4/8/23|
A letter of completion for 1 hours is available.
A score of 70% on the post-test is required to complete the activity.
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