UGME has many resources on its website that support all the faculty that contribute to medical student education.  This is a great place to start to familiarize yourself with the requirements and approaches used to deliver the UGME curriculum.

UGME  https://medicine.usask.ca/students/undergraduate/policies.php

A resource on how to write objectives is available as an information sheet.


Changes to the College of Medicine undergraduate curriculum are closely monitored and need to be approved by both the Curriculum Committee and the Curriculum Quality Review Sub-Committee (CQRSC). To learn about the process and how to navigate changes to the curriculum or your course, please see the attached Curricular Change handbook

Curricular Change Request Form: https://share.usask.ca/medicine/ugme/curobj/Lists/CurChgReq/NewForm.asp

Guidelines to Optimize Learning in Large Group Sessions

Family Medicine has specific resources for physicians taking on clerks including a checklist for orienting students to your practice.  Check within your discipline to see what supports have been created for clerkship rotations.

https://medicine.usask.ca/policies/learning-management-guidelines-.php#Introduction


Undergraduate Teaching Resources


 EPA's in Clerkship

Clerkship education is moving toward a competency based approach which involved EPAs (Entrustable Professional Activities). This PowerPoint, created by Dr. Paul Korchinski for Anesthesia, can be used & modified with examples to fit your context to help your faculty with this new approach.  View here

PGME has 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 site for more information   https://medicine.usask.ca/residents/pgme.php  


 

Click here to view the Competence by Design SharePoint Coaching Resources (restricted to USask NSID users).  

The hub for CBD resources at USask is located here

Click here here 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. View here 

What else can 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

Visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 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

Family Medicine

The College of Family Physicians of Canada has had a competency based curriculum for several years and the resources on the Triple C curriculum and Faculty Development  are found at https://www.cfpc.ca/teaching/


 

Supports

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 the  USask including nationally recognized teaching certificates, other certificate programs and a masters in education focused on health professions education.  Current 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. https://www.faimer.org/resources/mastersmeded.html

Faculty Development will provide more information on these options in the CoM in the upcoming year.

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 Access

Lynda: All U of S 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.

Rural Teaching

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/

Faculty development partners annually with the Division of Distance Medical Education 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 at https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/orrhclinicalfaculty/faculty-development/rmed-sessions

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!

 


 

Track 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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