Many residency programs have developed residents-as-teachers (RAT) programs to provide training for residents to learn teaching skills, but few programs are designed based upon an underlying conceptual framework or demonstrate outcomes. In 2015, our residency program implemented a new RAT elective based on Kolb’s experiential learning cycle. After completion of the elective, residents reported improved skills in topics that associated didactic learning with active experimentation. Curricular changes were incorporated based on feedback from residents to course directors about each session, and content was tailored to the residents’ individualized learning goals.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Ethical Approval of Research Involving Human Participants
This study was approved by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Institutional Review Board. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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