Residents as Fearless Teachers (RAFT)

Residents have a critical role in shaping medical student education. Upstate's College of Medicine Faculty and Administration are committed to providing excellent support to our resident colleagues for their roles as teachers of medical students and educational team leaders.

We are committed to developing our medical students as Fearless Learners™, learners with humility and confidence, curiosity and motivation, stick-to-it-iveness and a commitment to their own continued education. We expect our residents not only to be Fearless Learners, but also Residents as Fearless Teachers (RAFT), who will support each other, students , faculty and patients as partners in the learning process. For more information about Upstate Medical University's Residency Programs, contact the Upstate Office of Graduate of Medical Education.

Participation in Teaching activities will meet the following ACGME Competencies:

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

Residents are expected to be familiar with:

Our goal is to empower excellence in teaching for all teaching residents and to partner with them in supporting their critical role in creating and maintaining a positive learning environment. This includes providing support for needed teaching skills:

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