Current Editors: Keith Wagner and Michael Ryan

Past Editors: Tim Allen, Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Characteristics of a Great Resident Teacher

The December 2014 issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education contains some teaching tips obtained from Canadian medical students (Melvin L, Kassam Z, Burke A, Wasi P, Neary J. What makes a great resident teacher? A multicenter survey of medical students attending an internal medicine conference. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2014;6:694-697). Responding students thought that the use of clinical examples (78%) and  repetition (71%) was the most useful for learning, but that resident feedback was not. Students preferred residents with strong knowledge and teaching geared to medical student level. However, high resident expectation for students was not valued.