Resident as Teacher Program
RasT Overview

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 (PGY1 one-half day workshop) and an optional Longitudinal Component (monthly program which is repeated twice over a three year period).

Objectives

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

Renata Dolbier
Program Assistant
Office of Educational Affairs
UFMedEdRAST@ahc.ufl.edu

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 RasT and Implicit Bias Training

Every incoming PGY1 Resident and Fellow is required to attend the Resident as Teacher (RasT) and Implicit Bias Teaching one-half 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