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Neurology Residents as Comprehensive Educators (Neuro RACE)

Santini, Veronica E., MD, MA*; Wu, Connie K., BA; Hohler, Anna D., MD

doi: 10.1097/NRL.0000000000000191
Original Article

Residents are expected to be educators often without any formal schooling, and many continue a career in academic medicine where they play a pivotal role in education. However, few resident curricula have been published to include instruction in teaching, particularly in the field of Neurology. To guide Neurology residents as they take on their role as a clinician-educator, we developed a 1-year curriculum (Neurology Residents as Comprehensive Educators “Neuro RACE”) with monthly sessions divided into didactics, small group discussions, and interactive kinetic learning. A postcurriculum survey was used to evaluate the residents’ response to this curriculum. Residents reported an overall improvement in their comfort and confidence in their teaching abilities. As an integral part of academic training, residents-as-teachers curricula should take a prominent role in Neurology training programs.

*Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston

Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA

V.E.S., A.D.H., and C.K.W.: contributed to drafting and revising the manuscript. V.E.S. and A.D.H. were responsible for the study concept.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Veronica E. Santini, MD, MA, Stanford University School of Medicine, 213 Quarry Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94305. E-mail:

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