Residents As Teachers

Here at UBC, we recognize that there’s a growing need to support residents to become effective teachers.

That’s why we’re launching a new program-wide initiative: Residents as Teachers (RaT), which will support residency programs to implement and deliver a comprehensive curriculum that addresses core teaching competencies over the course of a resident’s training experience.

NOTE: Family Practice has a customized RaT program. Please see the Family Practice Resident as Teacher page for more information.

Benefits of adopting RaT:

Integrating RaT into your residency program will

  • fulfill the CanMEDS scholar and communicator roles of the competency framework required for accreditation
  • ensure that residents will be ready to effectively teach students and patients

Implementation of RaT:

The RaT curriculum can be easily adapted and incorporated into individual residency training programs. We will work with each residency program to identify a manageable plan for implementing and supporting you through the process of establishing your RaT program. We will also support you to organize and evaluate the learning sessions.

Evaluation of RaT:

As the RaT initiative requires monitoring for quality improvement and effectiveness, we ask that all residency programs share their RaT evaluation data with the Office of Faculty Development.

Residency programs with RaT:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Basic Clinical Training at Royal Jubilee Hospital
  • Basic Clinical Training at Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice (Visit the RaT for Family Practice website)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgical Foundations
  • Year of Added Competency in Palliative Care

Programs in the planning phase:

  • Endocrinology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics – subspecialties
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry – subspecialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (for an expanded RaT program)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – subspecialties
  • Otolaryngology

Don’t see your program listed? Contact us to start the conversation!