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