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Ward rounds are a part of the culture of medicine, as is the tradition of teaching and learning on rounds – but we rarely question the way we work on rounds and whether there is a better way to run them.
The STIC framework was developed from observations of teaching and learning on ward rounds, a systematic review of ward round literature, educational theory and feedback from clinicians.
STIC is not meant to be prescriptive. It aims to provide a structure which can be used flexibly by any member of the team to optimise education opportunities when they arise, and when service and time permit.
While STIC was developed for ward rounds the same principles apply wherever you work, teach and learn.
STIC online tool
Watch the video below to learn more about STIC.
Ward rounds can be long, bewildering and often passive experiences for students. While doctors should help change this experience, there is much students can do to more out of rounds and other clinical encounters.
Student STIC online tool
Quick reference guides
Follow the links below to get more tips and tricks for teaching when time is short:
If you have more tips and tricks for learning on the job, be it on the ward, in outpatients, theatre or the office let us know so we can share it with others.