Resident as Teacher
Tracey Cho, MD MA
Hope Ricciotti, MD
The Resident as Teacher Interest Group aims to provide guidance to faculty and chief residents in creating formal curricula to help train residents and fellows as teachers. Our goals are to: (1) create a best-practice curricula for Harvard training programs so all house staff receive formal training and evaluation in teaching skills; (2) ensure all trainees understand the goals and objectives of Harvard Medical students in the various rotations.
During AY 14, the interest group: (1) revised a slide deck for orienting all Harvard Medical School house staff to their roles as educators in clinical medicine, which was delivered to interns at a retreat and will be implemented in an on-line form at all the major Harvard teaching hospitals this summer; (2) began work on an HMS survey of best-practice Resident-as-Teacher programs using our checklist to assess the current state of training in medical education for residents and fellows.
In AY 15, the interest group plans to complete the survey of Harvard training programs and use the checklist to serve as a national model. We are planning a “Showcase” of HMS affiliated RaT programs in September with platform presentations, abstract booklet, and award for best abstracts. We are also working with one of our members to create a new student-as-teacher course as an elective for the new post-PCE curriculum.
Teaching and Learning During Consultation Bibliography
Ilgen, Jonathan S. Back to the Bedside: The eight year evolution of a resident-as-teacher rotation. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2010.
Resident as Teacher Bibliography
Resident as Teacher ACE draft
Resident as Teacher: Teaching in the Clinical Setting Powerpoint by the RAT Interest Group
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Resident as Teacher Academy Interest Group Symposium: Teaching and Learning from Consultation
Thursday, February 25, 2016- 3:00-5:00 PM
The frequency of consultation in inpatient medicine is increasing. Therefore, the specialty consultation represents an important opportunity for resident work-based learning. Teaching in the setting of inpatient consultation may also have a broad reaching impact by improving patient care, enhancing critical thinking by our learners, empowering the primary team to participate in care decisions and improving the teaching skills of future faculty. However, teaching in the setting of consultation can be challenging due to multiple factors.
This symposium will examine factors affecting the consult interaction, propose interventions to enhance the consult interaction, particularly between residents and fellows and focus on two skills important for teaching during consultation 1) how to ask effective questions to engage and assess the learner and 2) utilize a framework for teaching in the time-limited setting of consultation.
The symposium will provide participant trainees skills that can be used to teach during consultation and will help program directors and consultants teach such skills to trainees.
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Resident/Fellow as Teacher Programs and Curricula from the Harvard Training Programs click here for more information
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 3:00-5:00 pm
Hope Ricciotti, M.D., and Tracey Cho, M.D.
The Resident as Teacher Interest Group from the Academy at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is sponsoring a showcase to highlight and share Resident/Fellow as Teacher programs and curricula from the Harvard training programs. HMS faculty and trainees will present some of their best offerings in Resident/Fellow as Teacher trainings, curricula, assessments, and other programming in order to share ideas.
To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease