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Video: Dr. Byron Crouse on Preparation of Residents and Non-Faculty Instructors

In the video below, Dr. Byron Crouse, associate dean for rural and community health, reviews how the School of Medicine and Public Health ensures that all residents and non-faculty instructors are oriented to course and clerkship expectations and objectives for students. He covers the role of residency program and clerkship directors, along with a variety of regional campus and quality improvement initiatives.

Key Points

The School of Medicine and Public Health requires that residents and non-faculty instructors be oriented to course and clerkship expectations and objectives. This orientation is the responsibility of clerkship directors and by residency directors.

Each residency program is required to include the topic of teaching medical students in its residency orientation. This activity must be monitored. Residents and non-faculty instructors are invited to attend the many professional development opportunities provided by SMPH that focus on teaching and assessment.

The GME program also offers opportunities for residents to gain teaching skills, starting at orientation.

SMPH clerkship directors communicate their clerkship objectives and expectations to our Madison- based residents as well as those in our state partners’ residency programs and to non-faculty instructors.

Quality improvement efforts are coordinated through the medical education office and include annual assessment with clerkship directors to ensure effective communication of course and clerkship goals to residents and non-faculty instructors.

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