Residents: ‘Near peer teachers’

Meenal Kulkarni


Resident’s role is multidimensional. Primary professional responsibility of medical resident doctor is as a physician, who in hospital setting is required to provide care and good health service to patients. As aspiring specialists in their chosen fields, they are learners. Lastly, the ‘resident as a teacher’ performs the didactic function of sharing his/her knowledge with medical students in the wards, during the rounds and in outpatient clinics Resident performs an important role as a teacher. Benefits of Teaching by residents are not only limited to juniors but students, interns, paramedical and even patients get benefitted.

Key Words: Resident, Physician, Learner, Teacher

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