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Table 1 Teaching skills sessions with associated learning objectives and activities

From: Successful implementation of a longitudinal skill-based teaching curriculum for residents

Year One Curriculum (2015–2016)
Teaching Skills Topic Learning Objectives: as a result of this session, residents will be able to:
Introduction to Resident Teaching Skills Curriculum, Learning Climate and Effective Teachers • Identify characteristics of exemplary clinical teachers
• Identify strategies to promote an effective learning climate
• Demonstrate teaching behaviors that promote an effective learning climate
Motivating the Learner • Examine contributing factors that affect a learner’s performance
• Explain one relevant motivational theory that covers extrinsic and intrinsic motivators
• Discuss the importance and impact of a good orientation
• Identify components of an orientation
One-Minute Preceptor • Describe the five elements of the One-Minute Preceptor model for clinical teaching
• Successfully apply the model to a simulated learner presenting a patient
• Use the model to develop an assessment of the learner’s current level of knowledge/skill and what the learner needs to know
Effective Feedback • Define feedback and give rationale for providing feedback to learners
• Recognize barriers to giving feedback
• Identify characteristics of effective feedback
• Demonstrate effective feedback via observation and practice
Interactive Teaching/Use of Technology • List goals of effective lecturing/presentations
• Describe components of effective lecturing/presentation
• Apply specific techniques for making lectures more interactive
Year Two Curriculum (2016–2017)
Teaching Skills Topic Learning Objectives: as a result of this session, residents will be able to:
Introduction to Teaching Skills, Learning Climate and Effective Teachers • Identify ways to utilize Carver College of Medicine and clerkship learning objectives for medical students in bedside and small group teaching
• Formulate an orientation checklist for outlining logistics and student expectations on the service
• Recognize leadership and teaching behaviors that create an environment of harassment and learner mistreatment.
Senior Resident Curriculum: Anatomy of an Effective Presentation • Recognize steps involved in developing an effective presentation
• Understand importance of creating a timeline
• Describe structure of an effective presentation
• Identify tips and tools for an effective presentation
• Design slides using presentation principles
Intern Teaching Primer: Introduction to Teaching Skills • Appreciate impact of resident teachers on learners
• Identify expectations for resident teachers
• Recognize challenges in clinical teaching
• Demonstrate teaching skills: orientation and feedback
Bedside Teaching Skills • Recognize advantages of bedside teaching
• Discuss barriers to bedside teaching
• Identify strategies for effectively teaching in the patient’s presence
Teaching Clinical Reasoning • Recognize level of learner you are working with on rotations
• Develop questions appropriate to level of learner
• Assess learner’s diagnostic reasoning ability
• Practice giving feedback to learner and developing an educational plan
Post-Curriculum Feedback and Survey • Discuss personal growth as a teacher
• Share teaching experiences and application of teaching skills learned over the course of the year
Year Three Curriculum (2017–2018)
Teaching Skills Topic Learning Objectives: as a result of this session, residents will be able to:
Introduction to Teaching Skills, Learning Climate and Effective Teachers • Identify ways to utilize Carver College of Medicine, subinternship and clerkship learning objectives for medical students in bedside and small group teaching.
• Assist learners in setting learning goals for the clerkship.
• Recognize leadership and teaching behaviors that create an environment of harassment and leaner mistreatment.
• Identify people in the department who are resources if they need to report learner mistreatment
Senior Resident Curriculum: Engaging Presentations • Recognize steps involved in developing an effective presentation
• Understand importance of creating a timeline
• Describe structure of an effective presentation
• Identify tips and tools for an effective presentation
• Integrate tips and tools into personal presentation
Intern Teaching Primer: Introduction to Teaching Skills • Appreciate the impact of resident teachers on learners
• Identify expectations for resident teachers
• Recognize challenges in clinical teaching
• Demonstrate teaching skills- orientation and feedback
Teaching and Assessing Oral Presentations • Review basic guidelines of oral presentations, including timing, delivery and emphasis
• Highlight the oral presentation as a form of medical communication
• Differentiate features of oral vs written presentations
• Demonstrate effective acquisition and delivery tips
• Demonstrate how to assess representative oral presentations using a checklist
Teaching and Assessing Clinical Notes • Learn to critically evaluate a history and physical written by a medical student
• Learn to critically evaluate a progress note written by a medical student
• Practice giving feedback to a medical student on their written notes
Post-curriculum Feedback and Surveys • Differentiate between feedback and evaluation
• Discuss the cycle of feedback and evaluation
• Describe G.R.A.D.E. strategy for evaluation
• Review the Carver College of Medicine clinical student evaluation form