RIME Framework

What is RIME?

RIME is a mnemonic for Reporter-Interpreter-Manager-Educator, four integral roles physicians perform on a regular basis. The RIME framework is used in clinical medicine to teach as well as assess residents (Pangaro, 1999) and medical students (Ogburn & Epsey, 2003). 

RIME may be used to strengthen our application of the BDA framework.  Physicians grow into these roles, developing the capability to perform these integrally, effectively and fluidly, requires reflective practice and formative feedback from peers and supervising physicians.

Many have conducted and published research on the use of this framework in graduate and undergraduate medical education.

Related Resources

Teaching Guides BDA FrameworkBDA/RIME Strategies RIME Guide