O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program
An innovative program training future leaders in medical education
The O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program is a unique opportunity for family medicine residents at O’Connor Hospital to develop the many skills necessary to become leaders in medical education. By teaching alongside master clinician educators at Stanford School of Medicine, OSLER residents complete the basic elements of a full faculty development fellowship by the end of 3 years in residency. Graduates are poised to excel as academic clinician educators, efficient administrators, effective leaders, and successful change agents.
More Than The Ability to Teach Effectively
While residency offers an opportunity to learn many of the basics of effective teaching, additional training is needed to fully develop the skills required to thrive as a master clinician educator. The purpose of the OSLER Program is to create innovators, scholars, and leaders in medical education. In addition to promoting excellence in teaching, OSLER aims to develop residents who are able to:
- Possess the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate learners and programs and effectively design new curricular offerings.
- Translate educational theory and strategies to the health professions learning environment and add to the current body of knowledge.
- Master the skills required to investigate and disseminate major educational developments.
OSLER residents will be paired with master clinician educators from O’Connor and Stanford, who will provide nurturing longitudinal guidance and support. Residents will teach Stanford medical students alongside master educators, while cultivating and fostering the clinical and professional skills that promote respectful, compassionate, and empathetic patient care of the highest quality.
Small Group Sessions
During highly interactive small group sessions, residents will explore and apply the key principles of medical education and practice teaching skills.
Observation of Teaching Sessions
To optimize sound teaching skills and also to facilitate self-reflection and peer and faculty feedback, residents will be directly observed.
Educational Scholarly Project
To enhance skills as an educational researcher, residents will have the opportunity to work with mentors to create and implement an educational scholarly project, and present their work at STFM and AAFP national meetings.
|1st Year||2nd Year||3rd Year|
|Participate in longitudinal educational curriculum||X||X||X|
|Work with master teachers||X||X||X|
|Precept medical students in the Practice of Medicine course and Doctoring with CARE small group sessions||X||X|
|Design new curricular offerings and give lectures to students in the Family Medicine Core Clerkship||X||X|
|Teach students and sub-interns rotating at O’Connor||X||X|
|Use cutting edge simulation technology at the LKSC||X||X|
|Attend national meetings (eg STFM, AAFP)||X||X|
|Educational scholarly project||Plan project||Do project||Complete it|
|Develop and maintain eduational portfolio||X||X||X|
Longitudinal Educational Curriculum
Highly interactive small group sessions will focus on advanced educational and leadership topics and emphasize application of core principles of medical education. Some of these topics include:
- Educational contracts
- Adult learning
- Best clinical teaching practices
- Writing evaluations and letters
- Curricular development
- Ambulatory teaching
- Bedside teaching
- Teaching procedure skills
- Negotiation skills
- Peer observation
- Using literature and humanities in teaching
- Advanced feedback – the problematic learner
- Financing in medical education
- Time management
The O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program is a unique opportunity for family medicine residents at O’Connor Hospital to develop the many skills necessary to become master clinician educators, efficient administrators, effective leaders, and optimal change agents. In addition to developing a new generation of leaders in medical education, a major goal of OSLER is to immediately enhance the teaching of Stanford medical students through greater participation of O’Connor residents and faculty. Furthermore, the OSLER Program signals a major collaboration between the faculties at O’Connor and Stanford – a bold step forward that hopes to strengthen our bonds and ignite future partnerships in innovative medical education.
OSLER marked its first year of landmark achievements in medical education and scholarship. Since its inception in 2011, OSLER has grown to a dozen steering committee members. More than 1 in 3 residents at O’Connor are active in OLSER. OSLER residents have volunteered hundreds of hours teaching Stanford students in the Practice of Medicine course, family medicine core clerkship, and sub-internship. In addition to teaching and mentoring, residents have produced an impressive array of scholarly work, including 4 posters and 3 oral presentations at national conferences, as well as 2 manuscripts awaiting publication in 2012.
Among this year’s accomplishments:
- developing a novel 5-step teaching paradigm
- spearheading Stanford’s first primary care townhall and advisory board
- starting a new Stanford Family Medicine website
- creating a better resident feedback system
- integrating resident teachers into the Stanford E4C Associate Program
- establishing a rural family medicine rotation in Eureka, CA