Residents as Educators (RAE) Program at UA CoM Tucson

Published on Nov 21, 2015

The Residents as Educators (RAE) Program at The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is a unique program based upon Moll & Greenberg's (1990) funds of knowledge theory, as elaborated by Gonzalez, Moll & Amanti (2005) (Funds of Knowledge for Teaching). The concept is to provide customized educator development activities based upon an understanding of the organizing circumstance of learning (Spear Ellinwood, 2011). Author\Instructor: Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD, EdS, Director, Faculty Instructional Development, Residents as Educators Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine.


Residents as Educators Program

An Introduction

As with Learning Most Things

Training is Critical
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UArizona College of Medicine Requires Residents

Participate in Teacher Training

Who is required?

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Residents who teach medical students in clerkship or other internships

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Where can they get the training?

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RAE courses online

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Residency Programs

May offer their own workshops
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RAE Program Director Offers

Interactive Workshops to Residency Programs
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is training required?

Early in the internship year OR before residents start to teach

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Up to 2 hours/year each year of residency

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When could we schedule RAE workshops?

During ordinary teaching days 1-2x/year!

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do RAE Sessions cover?

How to build rapport with learners

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How to teach in clinical settings...

How to guide students in conducting patient interviews...

How to assess medical student performance...

How to engage students in constructive feedback

How to write effective narrative feedback

How to become effective educators!

Director, Faculty Instructional Development

Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD
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