What UA COM interns think about teaching

At the annual RAE Orientation for the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014), incoming interns have identified the attributes they believe are necessary for good teaching or being good teachers. Four categories of attributes emerged from the analysis of interns' responses: personal qualities; communication skills; teaching skills/experience; and medical knowledge.

Each year, the top three attributes of good teaching or good teachers have been: patience, approachability, and knowledge. Communication skills and teaching experience were identified among the top 25 attributes.


Reflective Teaching and Practice: An Innovative Approach for Medical Residents as Teachers. IRB No. 12-0508. PI: KC Spear Ellinwood; Co-PI’s: Lu Martinez, PhD; T. Gail Pritchard, PhD; Conrad Clemens, MD, MPH