Learners as Teachers

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  • As a learner, we know you’re continuously striving to improve your core knowledge and skills… but have you ever considered teaching to be one of these critical skills? The importance of your role as a teacher and a role model cannot be overstated. Residents, for example, spend up to a quarter of their time teaching, and medical students receive up to one-third of their clinical teaching from residents. Highlighting the important role that residents play in educating medical students, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education’s (LCME’s) Standards for Accreditation of Medical Education Programs assert that residents who teach medical students must be prepared for their roles as teachers, and formal evaluations of the teaching and assessment skills of residents must be provided. This page is being developed to guide you in this important role.

    To get started, we’d like to provide you with an overview of your role as a teacher. Please click on the link below to watch a 15-minute module that will review several components of an effective Teaching Framework, including establishment of a Positive Learning Climate, Communication of Goals, and Provision of Coaching, or Feedback. The module also includes information about and links to important Johns Hopkins policies that will impact and govern your roles as teachers. Once you’ve viewed this module, please explore the topics linked on the right-hand side of this page. And please let us know what you think! We welcome your comments, criticisms, and suggestions.

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