Virtual care (VC) encounters have become an essential part of outpatient clinical care. The theory of situated learning and legitimate peripheral participation posits that medical trainees learn best when they participate in authentic patient care experiences and engage effectively with their preceptors, members of the health care team, and the clinical learning environment. This theory can provide a framework from which to approach teaching in the VC setting, whereby preceptors may capitalize on the unique learning and assessment opportunities provided during VC encounters and optimize educational experiences for trainees as well as clinical outcomes for patients. In this monograph, we propose an approach grounded in situated learning and legitimate peripheral participation for teaching in the VC environment, particularly during real-time video visits.
- Situated learning theory
- Teaching in the ambulatory setting
- Virtual care