EDUCATION| Volume 32, ISSUE 12, P1176-1185, December 2010

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident as Teacher

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      In this article we discuss the role residents play in the clinical training and evaluation of medical students. A literature search was performed to identify articles dealing with research, curriculum, and the evaluation of residents as teachers. We summarize the importance of resident educators and the need to provide appropriate resources for house staff in this role, and we review evidence-based literature in the area of residents as teachers. Specific attention is given to the unique circumstances of the obstetrics and gynaecology resident, who is often faced with teaching in an emotionally charged and stress-filled environment. We present examples of curricula for residents as teachers and describe barriers to their implementation and evaluation.


      Dans le cadre de cet article, nous discutons du rôle que jouent les résidents dans la formation clinique et l’évaluation des étudiants de médecine. Une recherche documentaire a été menée en vue d’identifier les articles traitant de la recherche, du curriculum et de l’évaluation des résidents à titre d’enseignants. Nous résumons l’importance des résidents éducateurs et la nécessité de fournir des ressources appropriées au personnel interne dans ce rôle, et nous analysons la littérature factuelle dans le domaine des résidents agissant à titre d’enseignants. Une attention particulière est accordée aux circonstances particulières dans lesquelles se trouve le résident en obstétrique-gynécologie, lequel doit souvent enseigner dans un milieu où les émotions et le stress atteignent leur paroxysme. Nous présentons des exemples de curriculum à l’intention des résidents en tant qu’enseignants et décrivons les obstacles que l’on doit surmonter pour en assurer la mise en œuvre et l’évaluation.

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