Residents as Educators

The Residents as Educators (RAE) program seeks residents and fellows with an interest in teaching now and, potentially, in future academic practice. During a two day conference participants are recognized for their educational contributions and further develop their expertise as educators.

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) expects that resident and fellow participants will bring their skills back to their programs to enhance existing curriculum, improve departmental medical student and resident teaching, and potentially enhance educational scholarship opportunities within their departments.

Objectives:

By the completion of RAE, participants will …

… be able to apply effective, evidence-based teaching techniques in the clinical and classroom setting with students and junior residents.

… have created a teaching activity related to one or more RAE core concepts for dissemination to their peer group.

To Apply:

A call for applications is announced three times per year through Graduate Medical Education and Office for Continuous Professional Learning.

With support from their Program Directors and Chairs, residents and fellows from any graduate medical education program may apply.

Nominations to participate are solicited by two processes.

1. Self-nominations from residents and fellows

2. Nominations of residents and fellows from Program Directors in consultation with those being nominated. Program Directors are asked to identify residents they believe would be a good fit for this program and encourage them to apply.

Nominated residents and fellows must complete an application form and submit an approximately 200-word personal statement detailing current and/or future interest in teaching/academic medicine and describing how they will use their enhanced teaching knowledge both in their own teaching and to assist ongoing resident education in their program.