Dasman Diabetes Institute in collaboration with Shapiro Institute – Harvard Medical School held recently a three-day course at the Institute, 11th til 13th December 2012. Over 80 participants from different hospitals, clinics and academic institutions attended the course. The course was an introduction to the principles of effective clinical teaching to be used by doctors teaching in medical school, the hospital or clinic. Through didactic and interactive sessions, participants learned models of clinical instruction and how to apply these effective techniques to their own teaching. All sessions were interactive and faculty from Kuwait and Harvard Medical School modeled instructional strategies described in the course. In addition to large-group interactive sessions that addressed major topics in clinical practice and teaching, participants rotated through a series of 3 dynamic, focused small-group sessions centered on teaching methods such as small group teaching, lecture skill development, and clinical teaching at the bedside. The plenary sessions offered insights into the principles of adult learning and critical thinking, teaching in the outpatient clinic, and giving effective feedback. In addition, participants were introduced to new updates on diabetic therapeutics, the role of emerging technology in the care of diabetic patients, and the approach to managing cholesterol in patients with diabetes.