Longitudinal Certificate Program Overview and Topics

It is recognized that not all people learn effectively from the same teaching strategy.

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.

If a resident/fellow attends at least 10 unique topics (curriculum offered approximately twice over three years), they will earn a certificate for the completion of the Resident as Teacher Longitudinal Program. For those that are in a 1 year fellowship, in order to earn a certificate you must attend 70% of the sessions during the year.

These interactive sessions are approximately one hour in length.

Program Completion Requirements:

  1. Must attend at least 10 unique topics (curriculum offered approximately twice over three years) and as noted above.

  2. To receive credit for the session, each resident/fellow must sign in.

Session Topics:

  • How to Make Teaching Sessions Interactive: Part I – Teaching with Cutting Edge Audience Response Systems – Poll Everywhere

  • How to Make Teaching Sessions Interactive: Part II – Brainstorming, Pair & Share, Small Group Activities, & Large Group Discussions

  • Team-based Learning & Flipping the Classroom

  • Teaching Procedures

  • Presenting an Effective Medical Lecture

  • Setting Up Your Presentation for Success: How to Make Effective Goals & Objectives

  • Learner Factors that Impact Teaching & How to Best Navigate Them

  • Dealing with the Difficult Learner

  • The Struggling Learner: How to Help Them

  • Patient Education: Motivational Interviewing to Promote Behavior Change

  • Teaching Conflict Resolution

  • Social and Emotional Learning: Why It Is Important to Harness in Your Teaching

  • Five-Step Clinical Microskills

  • Teaching at the Bedside: Practical Application

  • Effectively Educating Staff and Colleagues – How to Apply this During a Busy Day

  • One-Minute Preceptor Model

  • How to effectively orient your learner, set useful  expectations, and create a positive learning environment

  • Providing Effective Feedback

  • Teaching the Hidden Curriculum

  • How to Use Group Dynamics to Make Teaching More Interactive Using Psychotherapy Principles


Sessions are taught by faculty with expertise in the topic. Residents are asked to complete an evaluation at the end of the session.