Residents as Teachers

The program leadership believes that residents should become good teachers because good teachers make good doctors.  Accordingly, we have a strong residents as teachers program.

Our program has several key components:

Semi-annual teaching workshops during the general medicine ambulatory block covering topics like teaching clinical reasoning, bedside teaching, and giving feedback.
A teaching workshop during intern orientation
A rising second year resident retreat with workshops on work rounds and bedside teaching, feedback, running codes, and leadership, as well as other topics pertinent to becoming a team leader
Work rounds observation of 2nd year residents by the chief residents
At least one ambulatory co-precepting experience where 2nd year residents serve as ambulatory clinic preceptor to 4 colleagues with the actual preceptor as back-up
Additional opportunities:
Renal pathophysiology small group facilitator: Several house officers have taken advantage of the opportunity to lead small group sessions in some of the second year medical school pathophysiology courses (and have received rave reviews).
Physical diagnosis teaching to second year medical students.