CDIM and APDIM created the joint Residents-as-Teachers Task Force to provide program directors and clerkship directors with practical and efficient strategies to help residents become more effective teachers in the course of their normal work duties.
The modules (see left) were developed based on feedback from members. The modules emphasize the teaching of medical students, though they can be applied to other learners as well. Each module includes a brief (10 to 15-minute) introductory PowerPoint presentation that highlights the key teaching strategies. Modules are supplemented with additional cases or teaching tools, which can be used to expand the experience to the needs of the program while allowing maximal flexibility.