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Tip of the week: Overcome hidden curriculum

Residency Program Insider, October 4, 2011

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The hidden curriculum presents a significant challenge to medical education. Our learners learn more powerfully from the environment in which they are educated than from formal curricular content and readings. The hidden curriculum in medical education refers to implicit learning, which includes: "…all those aspects of the curriculum and the socialization process that instill professional values and a sense of professional identity, but do so without explicitly articulating those issues." Role models are the greatest influence on the hidden curriculum; they have a profound effect on the way the hidden curriculum impacts students and residents.

This week’s tip is from A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies by Elizabeth Rider and Ruth Nawotniak.



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