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
• 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.