RAE Instructional Development Needs Assessment

What is the RAE instructional development needs assessment (iDNA)?

The RAE Program does not assume which skills residents ought to learn or improve. Instead, we conduct a residents as educators (RAE) needs assessment to identify teaching strengths as well as practices in need of improvement, in close collaboration with departments, residency program and clerkship directors.

The RAE needs assessment involves four sources of data:

1) Self-assessment survey by residents;

2) Careful review of de-identified student feedback surveys or clerkship evaluations;

3) Direct observations of resident teaching; and

4) Input from residents and clerkship program co-directors.