You will have learners with you during most of your clinical activities – which the majority of these being medical students. This provides you the opportunity to teach them what you know in all types of settings. Some of this will be more formal during down time on rotations, but most of it will occur in the operating room, delivery room or when evaluating patients. While most residents are more natural teachers than they think, we do have group sessions on teaching and giving feedback during lecture times and we provide opportunities for our residents to practice “formal teaching” such as lectures, grand rounds, peer-to-peer teaching, etc. We expect our faculty to act as role models for teaching on the fly during clinical care so that our residents learn to offer those small moments of teaching that are so valuable to those following in their footsteps. Residents also practice giving constructive feedback, a crucial part of being an effective teacher, through completion of evaluations of faculty, peers, and students as well as through direct feedback during supervision of junior residents and students.
Miner Digital Library, the University of Rochester medical library located at the University of Rochester Medical Center, provides robust electronic resources for the medical community. Residents have full access to these resources, which include: Pub Med, Ovid, Up to Date, Micromedix, Reprotox, Te Lindes, Williams, Harrison’s and many more! Residents also have free access to bibliographic software including RefWorks and EndNote. Training for these and other resources is available in online tutorials or live sessions with library reference staff. Institutional Zoom is now available to all and has become an integral part of our clinical and educational experience.