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Resident as Teacher

As a resident, you will have numerous opportunities to teach others. Carolinas Medical Center is now a branch campus of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and represents a continuation of our long-term relationship with UNC.

CMC has historically been a favored teaching site for third year and fourth year medical students at UNC. On your inpatient rotations as an intern (both family medicine and off-service), you will work side-by-side with fourth year students who are doing their Acting Intern rotations. Although there is no expectation that you teach the students as an intern, this is a great opportunity to take them under your wing and show them the ropes, as not long ago you were in their shoes. You will be surprised at how much you have to offer! Fortunately, there are plenty of patients to go around, and we offer a limited number of acting intern slots, so in no way do the students interfere with your learning experience.

UNC School of MedicineAs an upper-level resident on the Family Medicine inpatient service, you will be supervising and teaching medical students and family medicine interns. We present an interactive workshop at the beginning of your second year of residency, "Resident as Teacher, which will assist you as you transition into the teaching role. You will learn basic skills such as the "One-Minute Preceptor" and "RIME (Reporter/Interpreter/Manager/Expert)" models for medical education.

We also place a lot of emphasis on ongoing Formative Feedback for all of our learners, and you will participate in an interactive workshop regarding feedback early in PGY-1 and PGY-2. These skills are also emphasized and further refined in our Senior Resident Leadership Course in the Spring of your second year (see "Leadership" page).

All residents will give presentations as part of our core conference curriculum: PGY2s present an interactive case presentation on the topic of their choice, and a PGY3 presents grand rounds each month. You will also do a community presentation at the local YMCA or other civic group on a relevant medical topic targeted at a lay audience. If you are a resident who is particularly interested in teaching, you will also be given additional teaching opportunities in PGY3, including giving mini-didactic lectures to the third-year students on common family medicine topics, and also can have fourth-year student(s) work with you in your continuity clinic at the family medicine center, if desired.

We also now have a team-based learning and noon conference which is resident-driven. In addition, we sponsor a mentoring program with Johnson C. Smith University undergraduate students interested in health careers.

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