College of Medicine:Non-Faculty Instructor Orientation to Medical Student Teaching

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This policy relates to LCME Element 9.1, which states: “… residents, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other non-faculty instructors in the medical education program who supervise or teach medical students are familiar with the learning objectives of the course or clerkship and are prepared for their roles in teaching and assessment.”

All non-faculty instructors including but not limited to residents/fellows and teaching assistants that are responsible for supervising, training, or evaluating COM students required portions of the curriculum are to be familiar with program objectives, block/clerkship, and event objectives, as well as required patient encounters/ skills, their teaching roles, and relevant methods of assessment.


  • All incoming residents and fellows are required to attend the orientation sessions on medical student education conducted by the Graduate Medical Education Office
  • All non-faculty instructors are required complete the annual online educational compliance course in Canvas each fall and review COM program objectives, course objectives, and required patient encounters and skills relevant to their medical student teaching activities with attestation.
  • All residents/fellows that supervise or evaluate medical students in departments administering a required clerkship must participate in at least one development activity focused on teaching skills during their training. This may be in person or online.
  • All departments administering a clerkship should review relevant clerkship objectives, course objectives, required patient encounters/skills, and assessment methods once annually. This may be in person or online.
  • All teaching assistants are to be provided with COM program, block/clerkship/course, and event objectives prior to their participation in an activity in which they are supervising or assessing a medical student. They must also receive training in the use of rubrics and other assessment tools prior to their use.

Monitoring procedures

  • The Graduate Medical Education Office monitors incoming resident/fellow participation in orientation activities with a report given to the Office of Medical Education (OME) annually.
  • The UNMC Compliance Office monitors completion of annual educational modules administered through Canvas with individual departments ensuring their faculty members are compliant. The Compliance Office reports on completion rates to the Office of Medical Education annually.
  • Clerkship directors, in cooperation with their chairs, are responsible for ensuring that the programs and reviews are scheduled and non-faculty instructors participate as outlined above. Clerkship coordinators submit dates/agendas/and attendance logs for relevant activities to the OME each spring
  • The OME is responsible for disseminating program, course, and event objectives to teaching assistants. Block or coil directors are to provide training in use of assessment instruments.

Approved by Curriculum Committee: 03/23/2021