Supports Across the Medical Education Continuum

You can visit the College of Medicine website for a full list of resources that support faculty who contribute to undergraduate medical student education.  We've listed some helpful resources below, which are a great place to start to familiarize yourself with the requirements and approaches used to deliver the UGME curriculum.

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) in Clerkship

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are responsibilities that learners should be entrusted to do without direct supervision by the time they enter residency. Instructors and learners are asked to document observations of these activities through the custom developed UGME EPA app.

For more information about EPAs and the UGME EPA app, visit the USask UGME EPA site HERE

We've included some helpful resources below.

Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) has various resources to support programs teaching residents at USask.  It is important for all teachers to be familiar with the standards, policies and procedures related to training residents in SK.  Visit the PGME website for more information.

Information on medical resident education at the University of Saskatchewan:

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

Resources for Family Physician Teachers
Resources for Royal College Specialists

Mentors

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Tips for New Teachers mentorship resource page

Help for teaching about Communication skills go to – http://doccom.org/ and the Institute for Healthcare Communication


University of Saskatchewan

You can visit the USask Competency By Design (CBD) and Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) homepage for a full list of resources.  Below are a few useful resources to help get you started.

What can the office of Faculty Development do to support CBD?
  • Work with PGME and CBME leads and encourage sharing of resources and experiences
  • Facilitate local rounds, retreats, workshops for Programs/Departments/Group or Sites
  • Annual Med Ed Research and Scholarship Day with CBME related content
  • Use RCPSC resources – webinars, meantime e book, modules, presentations
  • Host Webinars from AAMC, IASME, AMEE, CAME and others with expertise and experience in CBME
  • Check out our contributions to the PGME CBME newsletter

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Visit the RCPSC website for their Competency by Design (CBD) – articles, videos and resources.  This is an amazing compilation and has many resources on all topics related to competency based medical education for residency programs and teaching.  View here

There is a great description of faculty development required for CBD here

Alleviate resident stressors 7 important EPA tips 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

CFPC has had a competency based curriculum for several years.  Resources on the Triple C curriculum and Faculty Development can be found here.

CFPC also has many resources on the Triple C Family Medicine Curriculum. View here 


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a broadly defined group of activities that includes both Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Faculty Development (FD).  We embrace lifelong learning across all CanMEDS domains and are here to support and meet your continuing education needs.  We work closely with the Division of CME and look forward to helping you meet your MOC/Mainpro requirements and continuous improvement in all aspects of our professional work in today’s healthcare environment.

We use the USask SRS site to register for both CME and FD events.  Click here to find a list of currently offered programs.

Continuing Medical Education Website

PowerPoint Slide Decks:


 

Medical Education Opportunities

Faculty development works best if it is an integrated learning approach with multiple choices and options that fit the needs of faculty. 

We are building an approach to Medical Education that includes opportunities for growth at USask including nationally recognized teaching certificates, other certificate programs and a masters in education focused on health professions education. Other options are listed at the Gwenna Moss site. 

International options for doing a Masters Programs in Health Professions Education are listed at the FAIMIR (Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research).

IT Supports

Technology Training & Support
ICT Services & Support
ICT Service Desk - Call - 306-966-2222
Training Services
How to get your NSID?
How to access files from off-campus?
Connect from Home
Software Centre
- NVivo, R project Statistical Computing, SAS, SPSS and Stata
Remote Desktop Access
Remote Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
Software applications available for faculty  

Lynda
  • All USask faculty, staff and students have free and unlimited access to Linked IN Learning, an online training resource containing thousands of videos on the latest software tools and skills.
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 (informational videos on these topics can be found here)
  • 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
Room bookings (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
Other USask IT resources:

Rural Teaching

SaskRENEWAL

Faculty development partners annually with the Division of Distributed Medical Education (DME) to present SaskRENEWAL for rural teachers throughout the province.  For more information contact DME.

Rural Medical Education (RMED) 

Faculty Development has partnered with the University of Alberta series to offer monthly teaching sessions for rural sites (often presented by rural physicians).  These are done online and are offered both at an early time in the morning or an afterhours evening version. Sign up by contacting: iccume@ualberta.ca   Get RMED resources here..  These great sessions cover the basics such as how to give feedback, what to do with the learner in difficulty, clinical reasoning skills, teaching procedures, etc.  Sign on and give it a try. It’s free!

SRPC Rural and Remote Conference

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) has an annual Rural and Remote Conference which has many excellent faculty development sessions.  Check out their site for resources and learn more about this conference: https://www.srpc.ca/.


Remote Teaching

View Faculty Development's Going Virtual page for supports on transitioning to online formats during COVID-19.  This page includes various supports for distance learning.

Tracking Your Thinking

Thinking about your thinking – click here 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.