Resident as Teacher
Jacobi's pediatric rotations are popular options for third and fourth year medical students from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and our residents serve as important teachers for the many students who spend time with us. Through our Resident as Teacher program, we provide the skills and support necessary for residents to thrive as educators of the next generation of physicians.
Our developmental program begins at intern orientation, in recognition that our PGY-1 residents serve as valuable teachers and important role models for our students. The Resident as Teacher program continues throughout the year with noon conferences that teach practical skills. Conferences cover a wide range of topics, including strategies for teaching on a busy inpatient service, how to give feedback, how to assess medical students, characteristics of the excellent resident teacher, Adult Learning Theory, and more. Our PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents continue to attend these Resident as Teacher conferences; they additionally gain experience in small group facilitation during assigned teaching sessions with Clerkship students, and receive structured feedback on their teaching. PGY-3 residents who have an interest in gaining further expertise in educational strategies and methodologies can spend a month on a Resident as Teacher senior elective, during which they build further expertise to support them in their roles as fellows and attendings following graduation. Finally, spring retreats for the residency classes focus on the topics of humanism, wellness, and leadership, and serve to further support our residents as educators. Most importantly, each intern and resident has individualized support in their teaching role from the Director of the Resident as Teacher Program and from the Residency Program Director.
We are proud that every year medical students nominate so many of our interns and residents for departmental awards, and describe our house staff as outstanding teachers and role models who inspire them on their own paths.
Few Quotes from Our Medical Students
“My experience at Jacobi was truly amazing, and having the opportunity to work with an absolutely incredible team of residents played a large part in making this experience as wonderful as it was.”
“Jacobi Pediatrics definitely has the most helpful and knowledgeable residents I have worked with thus far.”
“All the residents were amazing. Jacobi Peds has remained the highlight of my whole third year.”
“I loved all the residents at Jacobi. They were all very exceptional residents in their own ways. I could tell each resident was aware of their role to teach and I appreciated all the ways they would incorporate it into my experience.”