Resident as Educator Program

residents as teachers

The Resident as Educator Program, directed by Dr. Tara Kent, has been developed with the goal of producing outstanding surgeon-educators. The curriculum includes three components: 


Interactive, team-based learning seminars are held using a “flipped classroom” approach. The goal of these sessions are to introduce the theory and practice of adult teaching and learning, including bedside and intraoperative teaching that promote the transmission of clinical and technical knowledge, behavior, and skills. These sessions are supplemented by departmental journal clubs focused on research in medical education. 


A multidisciplinary curriculum has been developed that includes a series of 5 videos and accompanying facilitator guide that reviews effective adult learning principles with the following goals: (1) review knowledge, skills, and methods associated with best clinical teaching practices, (2) encourage application of adult learning principles in any clinical setting, and (3) develop experience serving in supervisory roles, providing effective feedback, leading small-group discussions, and teaching procedural skills to medical students and resident colleagues. 

Module 1: Clinical teaching 
Module 2: Providing effective clinical supervision 
Module 3: Effective feedback 
Module 4: Leading small-group discussions 
Module 5: Teaching procedural skills 

Teaching tips 

Weekly teaching tips and related references will be distributed via the resident list-serve. 

RISE (Research and Innovation in Surgical Education) program

A regular seminar series focused on updates of active departmental research projects in Surgical Education.

BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators

The BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators is another important forum for surgical residents interested in medical education. 

Academy membership is open to senior residents at or above the PGY 3 level to participate in professional development seminars, engage in collaborative projects, and to take advantage of the educational services for the larger purpose of advancing innovation and science of medical education. 

Academy offerings include workshops on the flipped classroom, navigating educational change, and providing feedback to the difficult learner.