The EXCITE program is a longitudinal curriculum that aims to develop residents’ knowledge and skills in medical education and teaching to complement and enhance clinical excellence and scientific discovery. Residents will participate in workshops that cover core topics including feedback and teaching strategies. They will also participate in curriculum design and problem-based learning sessions. EXCITE members are also expected to attend didactic sessions that are held throughout the year that will cover various topics including building an educator portfolio, team-based learning, and educational theory. Core reading will include several book selections as well as journal articles.

Residents will participate in teaching activities that will be recorded as part of their educational portfolio. EXCITE members are assigned a specific faculty mentor to facilitate and promote ongoing professional development. Residents are also assigned a “coaching pod,” which is comprised of other faculty who have volunteered to provide feedback to EXCITE members on their teaching and didactic sessions. Additionally, EXCITE members will use a structured observation tool during educational sessions delivered by other faculty to assess lectures. This allows for EXCITE members to apply educational theory and enhance their understanding and functional application. This rigorous curriculum will prepare residents to be distinguished teachers and educators in their future fields.

All residents are welcome to participate in the EXCITE program; there are no limits to participation.