The evaluation of a training program for improving residents' teaching skills

J Med Educ. 1980 Dec;55(12):1000-5. doi: 10.1097/00001888-198012000-00003.


As a response to the growing recognition of the need for improvement in medical instructional practices, a training program on teaching skills for resident physicians in the East Tennessee State University College of Medicine was implemented. The program consisted of 13 weekly, one-hour, small-group sessions attended by 20 residents. The microteaching method was utilized for practicing instructional techniques. Significant gains in teaching performance and in attitude toward participating in a teaching skills program were demonstrated, on the basis of videotaped teaching performances and a written questionnaire, indicating that short training programs can assist physicians in the process of instructional improvement.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Education, Medical, Continuing*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Teaching / methods*
  • Teaching / standards
  • Tennessee