Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 530–533

Measuring the competence of residents as teachers

  • Sondra Zabar
  • Kathleen Hanley
  • David L. Stevens
  • Adina Kalet
  • Mark D. Schwartz
  • Ellen Pearlman
  • Judy Brenner
  • Elizabeth K. Kachur
  • Mack Lipkin
Innovations In Education And Clinical Practice

DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30219.x

Cite this article as:
Zabar, S., Hanley, K., Stevens, D.L. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2004) 19: 530. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30219.x

Abstract

Medical residents, frontline clinical educators, must be competent teachers. Typically, resident teaching competence is not assessed through any other means than gleaning learner’s comments. We developed, evaluated, and integrated into our annual objective structured clinical examination a resident teaching skills assessment using “standardized” students. Faculty observers rated residents using a customized 19-item rating instrument developed to assess teaching competencies that were identified and defined as part of our project. This was feasible, acceptable, and valuable to all 65 residents, 8 students, and 16 faculty who participated. Teaching scenarios have potential as reliable, valid, and practical measures of resident teaching skills.

Key words

medical education residency evaluation teaching 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sondra Zabar
    • 1
  • Kathleen Hanley
    • 1
  • David L. Stevens
    • 1
  • Adina Kalet
    • 1
  • Mark D. Schwartz
    • 1
  • Ellen Pearlman
    • 1
  • Judy Brenner
    • 2
  • Elizabeth K. Kachur
    • 3
  • Mack Lipkin
    • 1
  1. 1.the Division of Primary Care Internal MedicineNew York University School of MedicineNew York
  2. 2.Department of MedicineNew York University School of MedicineNew York
  3. 3.Medical Education DevelopmentNew York