Definition

A near peer is an individual who has recently gone through an experience that someone is now or soon will be facing.
          — Erik Michielsen, Capture Your Flag

Supporting Medical Education Literature

Gibson KR, Qureshi ZU, Ross MT, Maxwell SR. Junior doctor-led ‘near-peer’ prescribing education for medical students. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2013;77(1):122-129. doi:10.1111/bcp.12147.

Jackson TA, Evans DJR. Can medical students teach? A near-peer-led teaching program for year 1 students. AJP: Advances in Physiology Education. 2012;36(3):192-196. doi:10.1152/advan.00035.2012.

Khamisa K, Bandeali S, Fellus I. The development of a novel medical education elective for fourth-year medical students. International Journal of Medical Education. 2016;7:342-344. doi:10.5116/ijme.57f8.be5e.

Khaw C, Raw L. The outcomes and acceptability of near-peer teaching among medical students in clinical skills. International Journal of Medical Education. 2016;7:189-195. doi:10.5116/ijme.5749.7b8b.

Ramani S, Mann K, Taylor D, Thampy H. Residents as teachers: Near peer learning in clinical work settings: AMEE Guide No. 106. Medical Teacher. 2016;38(7):642-655. doi:10.3109/0142159x.2016.1147540.