Residents as Teachers

At UBC, we recognize that there’s a need to support residents in becoming effective teachers. The Office of Faculty Development and the Postgraduate Medical Education Office assist programs in teaching their residents how to teach. We provide the fundamentals of teaching through modules to incoming residents. We also offer live sessions that residents can attend. Finally, we support programs that want to offer tailored sessions by providing adaptable curriculum materials.


Integrating RaT into your residency program will:

  • Ensure that residents are ready to teach students and patients effectively.
  • Fulfill the CanMEDS scholar role of the competency framework required for accreditation.

The Program

RaT Fundamentals: Modules 1&2

RaT Fundamentals is a mandatory 2-module course that is an interactive combination of video, reflective questions, knowledge checks and downloadable tools to help new residents develop their teaching skills. This course provides a foundation for residents to build upon through their teaching journeys.

RaT Fundamentals is mandatory for all incoming residents to UBC.

  • Module Part 1: Residents to complete July 1-Aug 15
  • Module Part 2: Residents to complete Nov 1-Dec 15

For more information, go to RaT Fundamentals

RaT Certificate Program

After completing RaT Fundamentals, residents are encouraged to take the RaT Certificate Program which explores additional teaching topics. The topics below are facilitated over Zoom by the Office of Faculty Development. They may also be offered within individual programs, using standard frameworks or teaching materials provided by the Office of Faculty Development.

Residents who complete 4 topics during their residency in addition to the mandatory RaT Fundamentals online modules receive a completion certificate.

For more information, go to RaT Certificate Program

Program overview flyer

Click to view PDF: Program Overview Flyer