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Currently submitted to: JMIR Medical Education

Date Submitted: Nov 13, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: Nov 13, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021
(currently open for review)

Warning: This is an author submission that is not peer-reviewed or edited. Preprints - unless they show as "accepted" - should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

How often do medical teachers talk about their teaching philosophy?

  • Priyadarshini Dattathreya


A teaching philosophy statement is a fundamental expression of an educator’s beliefs, assumptions and values with regards to teaching and learning. Medical teachers are expected to write teaching philosophy statements for job applications, promotions and tenure, despite limited knowledge in educational theories or proper guidance on writing approach. However, the development of a teaching philosophy is an iterative process that involves scholarly practice and reflective dialogues. This metacognitive process has the potential of transforming one’s perspective. This article provides an insight into how the deliberate reflective process of talking about teaching philosophies shaped the author’s identity as a medical educator.


Please cite as:

Dattathreya P

How often do medical teachers talk about their teaching philosophy?

JMIR Preprints. 13/11/2020:25754

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.25754


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