Engaging medical trainees in resource stewardship through resident-led teaching sessions: a choosing wisely educational initiative

  • Chandandeep Bal University of Toronto
  • Megan E. Tesch University of British Columbia
  • Geoffrey Blair University of British Columbia
  • Olivia Ostrow University of Toronto
  • Laila Premji University of Toronto

Abstract

Implication statement:

Overuse of healthcare resources is prevalent, including among medical trainees. As front-line clinicians and near-peers, residents are well-positioned to teach resource stewardship to medical students and address barriers students may face while trying to “choose wisely.” We describe the implementation of two resident-led, case-based teaching sessions for medical students that focus on resource stewardship. Similar teaching models can be adapted by residents at their own institutions to enhance resource stewardship proficiency amongst trainees.

Author Biographies

Chandandeep Bal, University of Toronto

Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Paediatric Resident

Megan E. Tesch, University of British Columbia

Department of Medical Oncology, British Columbia Cancer, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Oncology Fellow

Geoffrey Blair, University of British Columbia

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Clinical Professor of Surgery Director, Undergraduate Surgical Education Program  
Olivia Ostrow, University of Toronto

Medical Safety Leader, Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician, Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Laila Premji, University of Toronto

Clinician Educator, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Director, Career Advising System, MD Program, University of Toronto

Published
2020-12-15
How to Cite
Bal, C., Megan, T., Geoffrey, B., Olivia, O., & Laila, P. (2020). Engaging medical trainees in resource stewardship through resident-led teaching sessions: a choosing wisely educational initiative. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 12(1), e98-e100. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.70563
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