Resident and Fellow Preparation for Teaching

Authorizing Body:          Curriculum Committee

Author:                            Office of GME and Office of Medical Education

Date Issued:                   June 5, 2019

Last Update:                   July 15, 2019

To ensure that residents and fellows are well-prepared for their roles in teaching and assessment of medical students.

Scope and Applicability:
All residents and fellows who assume a teaching and assessment role with OUWB medical students.

Standard Practice Guideline:
In recognition of the importance of the contributions of residents and fellows to the teaching of medical students, the OUWB is committed to assuring that every resident and fellow develops effective teaching skills and is well-prepared for teaching and assessing OUWB medical students.

All residents and fellows based at Beaumont Health hospitals in which the clinical educational experiences of OUWB medical students take place are required to participate in the following educational activities, designed to assure that they are well-prepared for teaching roles.

1.) Mandatory computer-based modules
A. The content of these modules will describe the appropriate learning environment and relevant school policies that relate to student interactions with residents and fellows. These may change from year-to-year, varying in number and content, however, will include at minimum the following three topics:
ii) Creating an appropriate learning environment
iii) OUWB's program competencies (core objectives) as well as the specific clerkship syllabus containing objectives, the list of essential clinical experiences expected of students and information about assessment of students. This third module is specific to the residents' and fellows' clinical specialty.

B. All residents and fellows are required to complete all assigned modules each academic year; incoming residents and fellows are required to complete the modules prior to arrival for orientation.

C. The Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) monitors compliance, and residents and fellows are not allowed to interact with students until their completion of the modules has been documented.

2.) New resident and fellow orientation
A. Residents and fellows are required to attend orientation and participate in mandatory sessions designed to improve teaching, such as "Providing Timely and Effective Feedback." 

B. The Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) monitors compliance, and residents and fellows are not allowed to interact with students until their completion of the modules has been documented. 

Additional opportunities such as the "Resident as Teachers" course, a monthly, year-long multidisciplinary course, will be offered to residents and fellows at all levels to enhance their teaching skills. These activities are optional or at the discretion of residency program directors.

Designation Institutional Officer (DIO): The individual assigned to oversee all ACGME-accredited programs of a sponsoring institution, in collaboration with the Institutional Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).

Resident: Any post graduate trainee of a residency program.

Fellow: A post-graduate trainee who is enrolled in further training after successful completion of a residency program.