Residents as Teachers :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Residents as Teachers

Nationwide Children's Hospital/ The Ohio State University's Pediatric Residency Program’s “Residents as Teachers” program is a series of presentations and workshops that focus on teaching topics and skills important to the needs of residents during each year of training. 

The topics are presented during a series of retreats which occur throughout the residency. The teaching curriculum is focused in retreats to ensure all residents are able to experience them (since the entire class is made available for their retreats), and then discuss and practice these concepts with their peers.

Below find our current Residents as Teachers Series, the topic for each in the series, and the retreats in which they occur, as well as outcome measures for the educational endeavors.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Residents as Teachers Series

Topic Retreat
Developing Expertise in Teaching in Medical Education: Learning climate/approach, goal setting PL-1 Orientation
Teaching Adults: Understanding teaching and learning styles PL-1 February
Microteaching/One minute preceptor PL-1 February
Providing effective feedback PL-1 May
Dealing with the difficult learner PL-1 May
Small group teaching and large group teaching methods PL-2
Evaluation methods and best practices PL-2
Teaching procedures PL-3
Incorporating EBM into teaching PL-3


  1. Resident Teaching scores

  2. Teaching effectiveness survey (self-assessment by residents conducted yearly)

  3. Resident feedback assessment

  4. Direct Observation of Teaching (DOT) – trial in 2016-2017

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