Teaching Skills Program for Residents

Teaching Skills Program for Residents2017-03-06T12:14:52+00:00

Teaching Skills Program for Residents

Each year the Department of Medical Education and the Office of Graduate Medical Education provide a series of teaching skills workshops for resident physicians. The focus of this program is on improving the learning experiences of our medical students. The workshops were developed by the Faculty Development section of the Department of Medical Education and are led by educators experienced in faculty development and instruction. Attendance is mandatory for all PGY1 and PGY2 residents unless their training program offers an alternative approved teaching skills course.

The first workshop, provided to all new residents during resident orientation in June, introduces the residents to the principles of brief clinical teaching and giving effective feedback. Subsequent workshops reinforce this material and focus on additional teaching skills such as teaching at the bedside, giving effective feedback, teaching procedural skills, teaching through sign-outs, teaching professionalism, and teaching and leading rounds. Each resident attends workshops according to his or her interests. Workshops are 1.5 hours long, and are attended by mixed groups of about 10-20 residents from different specialties.

The next session will begin September 16, 2014 and continue through April 28, 2015. All sessions are from 4-5:30pm once a week, Room 988, Department of Medical Education.
Below is an example course schedule for the 2013-2014 year. Schedule is subject to change.



8/20/2013Teaching and Leading Rounds
9/23/2013Teaching Professionalism
10/28/2013Teaching Sign-outs
11/11/2013Teaching Procedural Skills
1/27/2014How to Give Feedback
2/10/2014Bedside Teaching
3/3/2014Teaching Procedural Skills
3/24/2014Teaching and Leading Rounds
5/12/2014Teaching Sign-outs
6/9/2014Bedside Teaching
6/23/2014Teaching Professionalism


Resident teaching skills acquired during the PGY1 workshops are enriched and reinforced by participation in the GME on-line core curriculum module on “Teaching and Learning Skills for the Physician Educator” later in the course of residency training.

To register, send an email to: faculty_dev_dme@uic.edu

Program Faculty:
Janet M. Riddle, MD
Department of Medical Education
Email: jriddle@uic.edu

Ani Gangopadhyaya, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
Email: agango1@uic.edu

Jennifer McDonnell, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
Email: jenmcdon@uic.edu