Chief residents as educators: An effective method of resident development

Eileen M. Moser, Neil Kothari, Alex Stagnaro-Green

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Abstract

Background: The importance of teaching residents how to instruct medical students is recognized, but time and logistics challenge the implementation of teaching skills programs. No study has described a dissemination model with chief residents as trainers and managers of a teaching skills program. Description: All chief residents in three departments (n = 16), participated in an 8-hr train-the-trainer teaching skills program and then trained 178 residents through seven 1-hr sessions. Outcome was measured through student surveys using a validated instrument with seven teaching domains and overall assessment of teaching effectiveness. Evaluation: Survey results revealed a significant improvement in the vast majority of teaching domains 9 months after implementation of the program in all three departments. Student perceptions of overall teaching effectiveness improved in two departments and trended upwards in the third. Conclusion: A resident teaching skills program utilizing chief residents as trainers resulted in improved 3rd-year medical student ratings of resident teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

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Moser, Eileen M. ; Kothari, Neil ; Stagnaro-Green, Alex. / Chief residents as educators : An effective method of resident development. In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 323-328.
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