Residents as Teachers
The Residents as Teachers Program, offered through Postgraduate Medical Education, is designed to enhance the teaching ability of self-selected residents. The focus is to enrich residents’ knowledge and skills in medical education, allowing them to become better educators. Oral communication skills are specifically addressed in session on small group teaching, large group teaching, giving feedback, teaching clinical skills, one-minute preceptor, and teaching in the Simulation Lab.
A Chief and Senior Resident Workshop is offered in May to all residents in these leadership positions. In particular, sessions on leadership and conflict management address effective and appropriate management, administration, and leadership skills. Our Chief Resident is an elected resident who is a full member of the Residency Program Committee (RPC). In this role, s/he is responsible for bringing the concerns of other residents to RPC meetings.