Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 305–309 | Cite as

Psychiatric Residents as Teachers: Development and Evaluation of a Teaching Manual

  • Jennifer Swainson
  • Melanie Marsh
  • Philip G. Tibbo
Educational Resource Column

Abstract

Objective

Psychiatric residents spend much time as teachers and mentors to medical students. Recently, the Canadian Medical Education Directions for Specialists (CanMEDS) roles identified the importance of this role as a scholar. Residents are now expected to develop skills to fulfill this role, one of which involves the ability to teach. However, lack of tools to facilitate the development of resident teaching skills poses a significant problem.

Methods

This article describes the development and evaluation of a resident teaching manual, written by psychiatric residents for use by fellow residents, in their teaching endeavors with medical students at the University of Alberta.

Results

Residents appreciated using this manual to enhance their skills in teaching medical students.

Conclusion

The development of, and the preliminary survey of this psychiatric resident teaching manual, is encouraging in furthering the development of future psychiatrist teachers.

Keywords

Medical Student Academic Psychiatry Teaching Manual Resident Teaching Psychiatric Resident 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Swainson
    • 1
  • Melanie Marsh
    • 1
  • Philip G. Tibbo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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