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Resident-as-teacher instruction increases

Residency Program Insider, May 5, 2017

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Recognizing the importance of the resident’s role as a teacher, residency programs are increasingly adopting residents-as-teachers (RaT) curricula, according to a study published in Advances in Medical Education and Practice. In 2000, a survey sent to all ACGME-accredited residencies found that 55% of residency directors who responded said they offered formal RaT instruction, such as lectures, small-group interactions, and workshops. To see how adoption of the training has changed since then, the researchers surveyed 221 current program directors and found that more than 80% said they implemented RaT instruction. Respondents said they implemented RaT training because they believed that teaching is part of the residents’ role; that residents and students desired formal training; that it improved residents’ knowledge of content and personal growth; and it prepared residents for their current and future roles.

Source: Advances in Medical Education and Practice



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