Prospective Candidates

Why should you apply to the Clinician Educator Program?

The Clinician Educator Program provides formal training in medical education, to give you the skills and tools that you need to provide consultative medical education advice and guidance for education projects.  This includes practical training in the curriculum design and implementation, scholarly teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, education scholarship and leadership.  The CE program gives you the tools to be a valuable educational resource for your educational environment and workplace. 

The Clinician Educator program is an Area of Focused Competency Diploma program offered through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.  It is designed to be concurrent with active medical practice.

2021 admissions are closed

AFC Program Description

Clinician Educators are physicians with formal training in medical education, who can provide consultative medical education advice and guidance for education projects. Example areas where Clinician Educators can assist include: curriculum design and implementation, scholarly teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, education scholarship and leadership. The goal of the CE program is to train a competent and successful Clinician Educator, who is capable of enhanced practice in this area of focused competence. Successful program completion includes acquisition of a working knowledge of the discipline, offering a valuable educational resource to the educational environment and workplace.

The Clinician Educator program is an Area of Focused Competency (AFC) Diploma Program. Royal College AFC programs are competency-based and designed for candidate participation concurrent with active medical practice. Most candidates will complete this program post-residency, although senior residents are eligible to apply.


 

Who can apply?

Active University of Saskatchewan faculty or senior trainees are welcome to apply. Candidates are welcome from all UofS campuses and distributed learning sites.

Program eligibility criteria:

Current employment as a physician or enrolment in a senior postgraduate medical training position (i.e. resident or fellow) at a Canadian Institution with demonstrated proficiency and engagement in teaching.

Any Royal College or Family Medicine certification or equivalent is eligible.

Evidence that current clinical practice will provide opportunities for direct supervision for educational activities required of each unit.

 

Admissions Procedures & Timelines

The following is a timeline for our admissions process.

1) Admissions Process is closed for 2021
2) Admissions Package 
Written application must include the following items:
  • Personal Letter (250 words per question, max 750 words).
    • Why do you want to train in this program?
    • Where do you see your education career in 10 years?
    • Choose any of the following units: Teaching & Learning, Assessment or Curriculum.  If you had to start right now, what would you choose for the subject matter of the assignments to complete the unit?
    •  Standard Personal Letter for Program Admission Template
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Medical Education focused Curriculum Vitae, including Teaching Dossier

Applications will be reviewed by faculty members of the CE diploma program.

File review selection rubric: 

Application Criteria 
Rubric 
(0 = none/minimal, 1 = moderate, 2 = good) 
Score 
(0-2) 
Personal Letter 
Why do you want to train in this program? 
Good rationale for training in this program, the program will meet their needs 
Where do you see your education career in 10 years? 
Is committed to improving our system of medical education 
Choose any of the following units in the fellowship program: Teaching & Learning, Assessment or Curriculum.  If you had to start right now, what would be your plan for completing the unit? 
Has a good understanding of what is required of a unit, has chosen a topic area/problem appropriate for the unit. 

Letters of Reference 

Department Head or Program Director 
Support of DH, will give skills to the department that are needed/valued. 
Clinician Educator 
Has demonstrated interest and commitment in medical education 

CV 

CV & Teaching Dossier 
Track record of experience in medical education 
3) Offer of Interviews (early April 2021)

Interviews will occur if we have more than 12 applicants who score highly on our selection rubric.

4) Interviews (April 19-23, 2021)
  • Those that are shortlisted from the written application are selected to interview.
  • The interviews are panel format conducted by the admissions committee.
  • Candidates are scored and ranked by the committee based on responses to a standard list of questions.
5) Match Day (May 3, 2021)

Congratulations! Plan to attend our in-person orientation.

6) Virtual Orientation via Zoom (June 10, 2021 | 6-9 PM)

(NB: Accommodations can be made for concurrently enrolled trainees to begin early or later if desired to fit within their residency calendar year. Those interested in doing so should contact the program director upon accepting the offer of admissions.)

7) Medical Education Research & Scholarship Day (June 11, 2021)

8) Pay Your Registration Fees (Due date TBD)
Internal trainees will be required to pay an internal registration fee of $6,000.