Resident as Teacher Program

The Resident as Teacher Program (RasT) at the University of Florida College of Medicine aims to improve the teaching skills of residents, thereby enhancing the educational experience of both residents and medical students throughout their clinical training. 
The RasT program consists of a Mandatory Component (PGY1 one-day workshop) and an optional Longitudinal Component (program which is repeated twice over a three year period).


  • Be effective teachers of medical students, residents, physicians, and patients in a variety of settings
  • Be able to quickly determine the learning needs of students, residents, and fellows to appropriately select and use teaching methods and didactics that optimally meet these needs
  • Be able to facilitate small group discussions so that each small group optimally achieves the goals that they have set for themselves
  • Be able to teach in clinical settings
  • Gain an appreciation of the importance of the educational process in medicine.

John Malaty, M.D.                                        Lynne Meyer, Ph.D., MPH 
Director, RasT Program                              Medical Educator, Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor

Renata Dolbier
Program Assistant
Office of Educational Affairs

This program is supported by the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, C. Parker Gibbs, JR., M.D., the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Joseph Fantone, M.D., and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Julia Close, M.D., and the support of residency program directors, the Office of Educational Affairs offers support to the RasT Program.

Required PGY1 One-Day Workshop

Every incoming resident is required to attend the Resident as Teacher (RasT) one-day workshop.

Student discussion

Longitudinal Program Overview and Topics

This optional Longitudinal RasT Program is designed to further enhance residents’/fellows’ ability to teach medical students, colleagues, staff, and patients by expanding their teaching skills.

Residents as Teachers training