We have a resident-as-teacher curriculum that begins in orientation for interns and continues throughout the three years of training. The overall goal of this curriculum is to prepare our residents to be educators, either of patients/families or of learners in their future careers in academic medicine. In orientation, interns are introduced to the expectations of teaching medical students during their pediatric clerkship, including creating a positive learning environment and assessing students. Throughout the year, didactic sessions on topics such as adult learning theory, evaluation and feedback, micro-skills of teaching, cognitive biases, and dealing with the difficult learner, are part of the core curriculum noon conference series.
During the senior year, the resident as teacher curriculum culminates in an experiential learning opportunity. Each resident has a block rotation devoted entirely to teaching. The resident is responsible for teaching pediatric clerkship students in multiple settings: at the bedside, in the ambulatory setting, in small groups and in a large group conference. This resident is also responsible for delivering at least two morning report conferences. The resident is evaluated on their teaching skills at morning report by students, peers and faculty. They receive formal evaluation and feedback from their morning report sessions, which are reviewed with a faculty member.