Residents as Educators (REds) Policy

Overall Goal

To outline the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences requirements and methodology for preparing residents and fellows to fulfill their role as educators.

Related LCME Standard

9.1 Preparation of Resident and Non-Faculty Instructors


The Residents as Educators (REds) program aims to provide residents and fellows with a variety of resources to develop their skillset as clinician educators. At the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we recognize the crucial role that residents and fellows play in teaching our medical students. Through a series of educational modules, the REds curriculum design strives to enhance teaching skills in both the clinical and non-clinical setting. This curriculum is a mandatory component of resident and fellow training.


  1. All incoming residents and fellows are required to attend GME Orientation, which includes a session dedicated to educator skill development.
  2. All residents and fellows must review the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical education program objectives annually.
  3. Residents and fellows participating as educators in student rotations must review rotation learning objectives and assessment tools annually.
  4. Residents and fellows are required to complete all components of the REds instructional program - program detailed on REds website.
  5. Resources, curricula, and faculty leaders in education are available through the REds website and Jacobs Educator Excellence Program to assist departmental faculty conducting one required teaching workshop per year.

Monitoring and Tracking

  1. Resident/Fellow educator training attendance at GME orientation is tracked and monitored by the GME office.
  2. Annual review and attestation of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical education program objectives, rotation learning objectives, and assessment tools is tracked electronically via MedHub.
  3. REds program completion is monitored in UB Learns by the GME office and individual training program administrators
  4. Completion data and student evaluations of resident teaching are provided to Clinical Competency Committees for consideration in milestone assessment
  5. Clinical departments offering additional educator development sessions to residents and fellows report those activities in the annual program evaluation (APE) and maintain records of attendance.  [1]

[1] Implementation - Spring 2019

Established:  2018
Amended 9/2021