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Residents As Teachers

From bedside teaching, presenting morning report cases, precepting in clinic, and teaching at the Uniformed Services University, our residents have a plethora of opportunities to hone their teaching skills throughout residency.
All Residents
Morning report case presentations
Medical student clerkship teaching
M&M presentations
Chalk talks
End-of-rotation presentations
Journal Club presentation
Clinic precepting
Clinicopathologic case presentation
Ward "pre-attending" opportunities
SIM/Skills teaching
Teaching Elective

USU Educational Opportunities

**Check out the POTW for contacts, dates, and links to sign-up**

Reflective Practice

Facilitate small group sessions with pre-reading and grading of student essays spread across the year. 

Topics include obesity, sexuality, racism, mistakes, etc.  

Bushmaster: October

Help support field exercises.

Cardiopulmonary Renal Modules: January

Lead discussions on various topics, including: autonomics, cough, dyspnea, HTN, Renal US, hyponatremia, acid-base, kidney disease​

Introduction to Clinical Reasoning (ICR)

​Small group sessions focused on a specific topic in the context of clinical cases.

  • Growth (September): normal and abnormal growth patterns in childhood

  • Pediatric Issues (September): common pediatric presentations (febrile infant, fussy toddler, etc.)

  • Neonatal Transitions (January): common clinical presentations in the neonate transitioning from the intrauterine to extrauterine environments

Transitions to Care

Lead a small group discussion on Transitions of Care/Patient Handoffs

Adolescent Psychosocial Interview:  September 

Facilitate a debrief discussion following a modeled/role-play of the HEADSSS exam in small groups.

Implementing a Management Plan: February

Precept a MSIV small group session on "how to implement a management plan" and provide students an opportunity to discuss and practice some basic management skills using a case format


Clerkship Round Robin

Teach USU  students who are in their POET (progress testing, orientation, education, training) week


Designed for USU students who have their upcoming Peds rotation in the subsequent 3 months. Students practice by going through cases/skills. Faculty/residents serve as observers and give feedback for these cases.

Occurs throughout the year: August, January, May

Humanities Week

Co-facilitate a variety of multi-disciplinary health humanities activities.  Past sessions include painting, comics design, dance, art of observation with National Gallery of Art, improv in medicine, narrative writing.   

Annually occurs in March

Other Opportunities/Resources

General Teaching Skills

Teaching Tools:

Direct Observation:

Giving Feedback:

Foundations in Health Professions Education (FHPE)
Certificates are meant for individuals who wish to enhance their skills in leadership, research, and teaching. They are stepping stones towards the MHPE and PhD in HPE, and can serve as a stand-alone credential for those individuals interested in receiving an introduction to the theory and practice of health professions education.
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