WS41 - 05: LAUNCHING A RESIDENT AS TEACHER PROGRAM FOR SURGICAL RESIDENTS
Donald T Hess, MD, Luise I Pernar, MD; Boston Medical Center
Introduction: Few medical students enter residency with formal training regarding teaching. However, teaching is an important part of surgical training and practice. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) requires that residents are trained to fulfill their educational duties toward medical students. Additionally, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) includes teaching as one of the milestone competencies. Formal resident-as-teacher programs (RATPs) have been developed across numerous specialties to improve teaching by residents. Prior work from our institution has found that RATPs in general surgery programs are rare, incorporated in about 25% of programs. However, over 60% of surveyed general surgery program directors who do not currently have a program, are interested in establishing a RATP at their institution.
Goals and Objectives: After the completion of this workshop participants will be able design or adapt a RATP that fits their institution's and trainees' needs. To this end, we will review published curricular elements, explore examples of content to include in a RATP, and suggest program formats that can be used.
Session Outline: Following the introduction and overview of the workshop (5minutes) we will review selected published curricula (5 minutes) and explore contents that should be considered for inclusion in a RATP (15 minutes). The different formats that can be used will also be highlighted (10 minutes). Time will be devoted to evaluation of a program's success (5 minutes). The remainder of the session will focus on exploring perceived barriers to implementation of a RATP and potential strategies for how to overcome those barriers (5 minutes).