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Use of Structured Teaching Material and Topics to Improve Resident/Medical Student Interactions
Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess whether utilization
of structured teaching materials will enhance resident teaching with medical
Background: Residents spend 25% of their time teaching students,
and both students and residents have reported enjoying these experiences.
However, residents physicians receive little guidance when teaching medical
students, which results in medical students feeling disconnected. The aim of
this study is to assess whether utilization of structured teaching materials
will enhance resident teaching with medical students.
Methods: This is a prospective study utilizing cross-sectional
surveys during the pilot phase after introducing the use of structured teaching
materials for one month. This is a survey study using a convenience sample of
19 resident physicians in one obstetrics and gynecology program. The primary
outcome will be residents\' preparedness, and time spent with medical students.
Secondary outcomes will be quality of interactions, and preparedness of medical
Results: Seventeen residents consented to participate, and 16
residents complete both the initial and first monthly survey. More than a third
of residents reported not having any training on teaching medical students
(76.5%, 13 of 17). One-third of respondents reported using the structured
teaching modules often or sometimes (31.3%, 5 of 16). More residents agreed
with the statement “I feel prepared to teach medical students” at baseline
(70.6% vs. 68.8%). After implementing teaching modules, fewer residents
reported spending 4 or more times a week engaging in teaching sessions lasting
10 minutes or more (29.4% vs. 12.5%).
Discussions: Structured teaching modules did not improve resident
preparedness or time spent teaching. Additional research should investigate the
content of resident teaching discussions, and how best to improve teaching
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2022, Student, Resident, Clerkship Director, Residency Director, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, GME, UME, Lecture, Problem-Based Learning,