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 and fellows, thereby enhancing the educational experience of both residents and medical students throughout their clinical training. 
The RasT program consists of a Mandatory Component (Incoming PGY1 Residents and Fellows one-half day workshop) and an optional Longitudinal Component (monthly program which is repeated twice over a three year period).


  • Be effective teachers of medical students, residents/fellows/colleagues, 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.     
Director, RasT Program 

Lynne Meyer, Ph.D., MPH 
Medical Educator, Graduate Medical Education

Steve Galette
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.