Resident as Teacher Program Overview


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 Resident as Teacher program consists of a Mandatory Component (PGY1 one-day workshop) and an optional Longitudinal Component (certificate program which is repeated twice over a three year period).

Objectives of the RasT Program:

  • 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.

For general questions regarding the RasT Program at UF, please contact the Office of Medical Education at 352.273.7925 

John Malaty, M.D.
Director, RasT Program
Associate Professor

Program Assistant TBD
UF College of Medicine
Office of Educational Affairs

This program is supported by the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Timothy Flynn, M.D., the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Joseph Fantone, M.D., and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Lisa Dixon, M.D., and the support of residency program directors, the Office of Educational Affairs offers support to the RasT Program.