UGME Teaching Resources

PGME Teaching Resources

Tips and tools for teaching Medical Residents

For more information regarding medical resident education:

PGME  https://medicine.usask.ca/residents/pgme.php  

Go to https://medicine.usask.ca/residents/pgme-programs.php#ProgramContacts for information on Competency By Design as specialty programs move to competence medical education. 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada has many resources on the Triple C Family Medicine Curriculum https://www.cfpc.ca/triple_c/  See more information under the Teaching tab.

Teaching Tips for Clinicians

Mentors

https://www.stfm.org/facultydevelopment/otherfacultytraining/tipsfornewfaculty/topic-page/#5566

If you are looking for help teaching about Communication skills go to – http://doccom.org/ and the Institute for Healthcare Communication


Supports

PeeR Observation and Mentorship Program for Teaching in MEDicine (PROMPT-MED)

The purpose of this program is provide opportunities for faculty to grow their skillset in teaching through peer observation.  Depending on the  goals of the individual faculty member, this flexible program may be a one-time consultation with direct observation of teaching and feedback, or it may be a more long-term mentorship relationship with on-going coaching and development.  Peer observation can also be tailored depending on the predominant type of teaching the faculty member does (e.g. clinical, small group with facilitation, or large group/classroom).  The program will match the faculty member with a peer who has the appropriate teaching experience for the teaching context.  The feedback can used by the faculty member strictly for personal development of teaching, or it can be used for professional development (i.e., promotion and tenure).  Regardless of the context, the goal is provide constructive,  practical, and evidence-based feedback in a safe and supportive environment.  If you are interested in this program, please contact Dr. Greg Malin in the College of Medicine.


Online

NSID (Network Services ID)

  • The NSID is a unique identifier allowing you access to USask systems.  A password which you will set, accompanies your NSID and must be used to log on to any of the systems outlined below.  Should you forget your password, it can be reset by calling the ICT Service Desk (USask Information and Communications Technology) at either 306 966-2222 or toll-free at 1 800 966-4817 or by email at itsupport@usask.ca
  • If you have a Medical Faculty appointment with the College of Medicine, you will have already been given and NSID.  If you are a Medical Faculty and have forgotten your NSID, you can email medicine.teaching@usask.ca

Programs and software used in the CoM:

  • WebEx – Willem de Jong and David Greaves
  • TopHat – Todd Reichert
  • BlackBoard – Willem de Jong and David Greaves
  • Examsoft – Todd Reichert
  • Panopto – David Greaves and Willem de Jong
  • One45 – Willem de Jong

Videos on these topics can be found here

For room bookings in Saskatoon:

Room1430 in the Health Sciences Library can be booked through Gwen Chan gwen.chan@usask.ca or call 306-966-5918

For all other room bookings, contact  Facilities Support Services at 966-4496

Technology Training & Support:


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LinkedIn Learning is an online training resource for all USask faculty, staff and students that is free at https://training.usask.ca/linkedin-learning/LIL.php. This online training resource contains thousands of videos on the latest software tools and skills.

WebEx support is 306-966-2222 which is the IT help desk

Other USask IT resources include:


Indigenous Health

FD highly recommends all faculty take the course on Indigenous Wellness.  This course is offered regularly and you can register though CME (Click Here to view the course details).

We also offer a workshop on Unconscious Bias and recommend this for all new faculty.

Other general information on Indigenous resources at http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/34/Publications.nccah

USask Indigenization links:

https://teaching.usask.ca/curriculum/indigenization.php#IndigenizationandTheUniversityofSaskatchewan

 AFMC has a manual of core competencies for UG teaching which is being updated:

First Nations, Inuit, Métis HealthCore Competencies - https://afmc.ca/pdf/CoreCompetenciesEng.pdf
and other information at their site -  Indigenous Health Needs - https://afmc.ca/medical-education/aboriginal-health-needs.

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The CoM Division of Social Accountability has many resources and events to support your work in this area.  Please visit their site at:

https://medicine.usask.ca/social-accountability//index.php

There are many great resources listed for Social Accountability and Indigenous Health resources listed on the new SA website.   

Go to https://medicine.usask.ca/social-accountability//resources/external-resources.php.


Indigenous Health is a priority area of the AFMC (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada).  https://afmc.ca/priorities/indigenous-health is an excellent source of the resources they have available.

Indigenous Engagement

The University of Saskatchewan is dedicated to Indigenous student success, to fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and to promoting Indigenous knowledges and scholarship. Through collaboration, innovation, respect and humility, the university fosters a welcoming environment that is grounded in the principles of reconciliation and is able to address the calls to action placed on everyone in this country.

Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement - Strategic Goals:

• Respectful and constructive engagement
• Active communications
• Systemic and systems transformation
• System-wide learning

FAQ

Why is this important?

It can often be a bit intimidating when you are new to teaching. Medical education research, evidence, best practices and how to apply them effectively to your teaching, can be a whole new world. Often as residents we have had an introduction to the topic of teaching (because this is a mandatory accreditation requirement in all Canadian medical schools) but it is only an introduction. We may not know what we don’t know when it comes to teaching effectively and so it can be hard to know where to start. Faculty Development is here to support you build a foundation for effective teaching as you get started.

How do I get help?

We can also provide support by helping you to acquire a mentor or coach if you are interested in this approach. This can be a great resource as you start teaching. This may be in your location but this may not be necessary. You can also sign up to be observed – in a classroom or teaching in rounds or in your clinical environment - contact us about PROMPT-MED.

If you need help or would like to learn more, please get in touch with us. You can also access many of the resources available on our website.


How can I build on this?

The College of Education offers certificates and Masters of Education in Health Professions Education. Check out the information on this website! These are done online.

Also coming soon - the Clinician Educator Diploma in 2020. This is a great way to develop your teaching skills as a new teacher!


Tracking Your Thinking

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Thinking about your thinking – click on the image above to download and use this template to record  “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page.  This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care.  Download this pdf and keep it as a record.  Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing.  Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.


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