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GME Resident as Educator Program


The purpose of this one-year curriculum is to support medical residents becoming effective teachers in clinical settings. The program includes ten asynchronous, interactive online modules and written reflection activities. PGY-1 residents in programs associated with the seven core clerkship programs, i.e., Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and General Surgery, are required to complete this program. Of these seven, programs that can demonstrate a robust resident as educator curriculum will be exempt from the mandatory requirement. However, they may elect to utilize any of the online modules as supplementary materials. All other residency and fellowship programs can elect to participate in the program. In addition, individual residents and fellows can enroll in the program with permission from their program director.


After completing RAE, residents/fellows will be able to:

  • implement effective teaching strategies, e.g., One Minute Preceptor, SNAPPS, SETTUP, etc., in clinical settings;
  • implement a game plan that outlines expectations for student performance during learning experiences;
  • integrate characteristics of effective feedback and utilize the Ask-Tell-Ask feedback framework when giving feedback to students;
  • identify strategies to improve role modeling skills; and
  • discuss the importance of creating a psychologically safe learning environment.


  1. The program runs from February to December on an annual basis.
  2. Beginning in March and continuing monthly, residents/fellows complete ten online modules with post-tests and written reflections within Blackboard that focus on specific educational topics.
  3. Module topics include learning theory, setting learner expectations, feedback, teaching in the outpatient and inpatient settings, teaching medical procedures, questioning, role modeling, and teaching clinical reasoning skills.


Residents and fellows who successfully complete RAE will receive a certificate of completion and recognition at an annual GME conference.

Jun 15, 2023