Teaching Responsibilities of Residents
and Non-Faculty Instructors

Policy 534.00

Policy Statement

To fulfill their teaching responsibilities, residents and non-faculty instructors must be familiar with the curriculum competencies, programmatic and learning objectives, and expectations regarding supervising, teaching, and assessing medical students. All residents and non-faculty instructors participating in the supervision or instruction of medical students are formally oriented to their roles as teachers and provided with resources to prepare them for this role and enhance their teaching and assessment skills.

Policy Elaboration

Course and Clerkship Directors are responsible for ensuring that all residents and non-faculty instructors meet the requirements of this policy prior to supervising, teaching, and assessing Larner College of Medicine medical students. The Quality Assurance Report for all required courses/clerkship rotations includes a Preparation for Teaching section that must be completed annually and describes who instructs in the course and how they are informed about the course objectives and prepared for their teaching role. This process is monitored by the level director and Medical Curriculum Committee subcommittees, as well as the Medical Curriculum Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and approving all Quality Assurance Reports for required courses/clerkship rotations annually.

Prior to supervising, teaching, and assessing LCOM medical students:

  1. All residents and non-faculty instructors who teach medical students are informed of the competencies, programmatic objectives and their respective course or clerkship learning objectives.
  2. All residents and non-faculty instructors receive and review the course/clerkship specific expectations regarding supervising, teaching, and assessing medical students at least annually.
  3. Residents and fellows must participate in program and/or department-specific training opportunities regarding effective supervision, teaching, and assessment in medical education at least annually.

Additionally, the Teaching Academy provides resources and offers faculty development programming to assist faculty, residents, fellows, graduate teaching assistants and other non-faculty instructors improve their teaching and assessment skills.

Applicability of the Policy

This policy applies to all required courses and clerkship rotations taught as part of the undergraduate medical education program.

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

  • 6.1 Program and Learning Objectives
  • 9.1 Preparation of Resident and Non-Faculty Instructors


4/13/21 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

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