Table 3

Awareness of teaching-skills programs available in residency among first- and second-year family medicine residents

VARIABLEFIRST-YEAR RESIDENTSSECOND-YEAR RESIDENTSALL RESIDENTS
Awareness of programs to facilitate teaching
  • Yes, %57.162.359.7
  • No, %42.937.740.3
  • Total, n252.0247.0499.0
If yes, format of formal training in place
  • Didactic sessions on teaching skills, %59.657.858.7
  • Organized interactive seminars or workshops geared toward teaching skills, %65.270.167.7
  • Mentorship program between faculty and residents, %11.312.912.2
  • Assigned reading on improving teaching skills, %7.13.45.2
  • Total, n141.0147.0288.0
Received direct observation in the role of teacher
  • Yes, %27.837.3*32.5
  • No, %72.262.7*67.5
  • Total, n252.0249.0501.0
Received formal or informal feedback on teaching skills
  • Yes, %28.739.1*33.9
  • No, %71.360.9*66.1
  • Total, n251.0248.0499.0
  • * Indicates a statistically significant difference (P < .05) between the first- and second-year residents.