Program Administrators play an important role in the implementation of RaT.
What is Residents as Teachers?
The Office of Faculty Development and the Postgraduate Medical Education Office is implementing an initiative to help all residency programs teach their residents how to teach. We are doing this by meeting with program directors and providing them with a RaT curriculum and facilitation materials. We are also helping programs directors identify facilitators and train them to facilitate the RaT sessions.
To view the RaT curriculum outline click here:
To access the RaT curriculum facilitation materials here:
Programs are welcome and encouraged to adapt the curriculum materials to fit their context.
Program Administrators’ Role in RaT
Once your program director has confirmed the RaT schedule and identified facilitators, you will be asked to schedule the sessions in one45 and set up attendance and feedback collection.
Before a RaT session:
- Program administrator schedules session(s) in one45 using the calendar tool
- Includes session evaluation
After a RaT session:
- Resident marks attendance in one45 and completes session evaluation
- Program administrator marks attendance on residents’ behalf
- Session evaluations will automatically be sent to residents through one45
Once a year:
- Office of Faculty Development will pull attendance and evaluation data
- Program administrator will compile and send the data to the Office of Faculty Development
How to schedule sessions in One45
The Academic Calendar Tool can be used to record RaT Sessions in one45. Some programs may already use the AC Tool to track didactic teaching sessions so are familiar with the tools functionality.
The AC Tool will allow you to create session templates, schedule events, distribute, track and report on evaluation data as well as track attendance for your learners/presenters.
Click to access: Academic Tool Guide (You must be signed into MedNet)
If you would like to activate the Academic Calendar tool or if you require any further training on how to use the Academic Calendar Tool, please contact your one45 Support Analyst
How to get started
Some programs are already planning RaT. You can view the start dates below:
If your program is listed above, Liz Rota and Erica Amari will be in touch with you to get you set up on one45.
If your program is not listed above, Erica Amari will be in touch with you over the next few years as planning gets underway.
If your program is not listed above, but you know that your program is teaching residents to teach, please contact Erica Amari to provide you with access to RaT on one45.
Contact Erica Amari (Program Manager) for information about the initiative. Phone: 604-875-4111 ext. 11242
Contact Liz Rota(Educational Administrative Systems Support Analyst) for technical issues. Phone: 604-875-4111 ext. 61977
A: The curriculum is flexible and topics can be delivered in a way that fits your program. For some programs this means a one day retreat, for others it is delivering several topics a year in academic half days.
You are also welcome to teach the topics using different methods, such as lectures with discussions, blended learning, peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, etc.
A: We welcome programs to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the residents and the context.
A: Family Medicine has a tailored RaT program. Please visit the website for details.
A: The aim is for all residency programs to have a running RaT program by 2018.
A: While the main focus is residency programs, fellowship programs are very welcome to implement the RaT curriculum.