Resident Teaching Skills at the UCR School of Medicine and Beyond

Resident physicians in all specialties serve as important teachers for their peers and junior learners. Residents provide a large percentage of all teaching that medical students receive.


Bringing Education & Service Together (BEST) Curriculum

Bringing Education & Service Together (BEST) is a longitudinal residents-as-teachers curriculum that has been validated in a randomized, controlled trial.. Medical educators are welcome to adapt and use any of the curricular modules as they wish.

The Clinical Teaching Perception Inventory: Learn Your Teaching Style

The Clinical Teaching Perception Inventory (CTPI®) is a 28-item Q-sort instrument that measures comfort with clinical teaching by comparing perceptions of the respondent’s "ideal clinical teacher" with his or her self-perceptions as a teacher. The CTPI can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. It asks respondents to place each of 28 single-word descriptors/items along a seven-point continuum ranging from "least like" to "most like,” then generates an individual explanation of your scores that can help improve teaching skills.

Resident Teaching Videos: Two Different Teaching Styles

Here are two different one-minute videos featuring a similar scenario of a resident physician teaching a student. What varies is the resident's teaching style. In both scenarios, the resident and the student are seeing patients together. The scenarios begin as the student is finishing presenting a patient to the resident.

Faculty Development Website

More information about teaching and learning, including archived presentations and a calendar of upcoming events, can be found on the School of Medicine's Faculty Development website.