Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTX2dfMUg1E
Feedback is essential for your development
Mandatory completion of 12 CCATs per rotation
Exception: 9 CCATs required if you take 1 (one) week of vacation
Failure to achieve this standard could result in the repetition of the rotation during the remediation block
Resident Log Book (RLB)
The Resident Log Book is used to track your daily clinical activities
It is mandatory to ensure that your Log Book is regularly updated
Log Book will be an important guide to help your transition to practice stage of training
Within our department we consider oral exam preparation as a marathon, over that of a dash at the end. In addition to our weekly Tues am rounds we provide bi-annual Oral exams where you sit through 4 mock orals and have staff assess your knowledge. We've also just introduced an annual bell ringer oral exam prep where senior residents are given the opportunity to sit a full 8 questions which most closely simulates what you'd experience on the day of the exam.
Module and Stage MCQ exams can be completed via ExamBuilder.
Anesthesia Knowledge Test (AKT)
Knowledge is assessed on a formal basis through the core program exams, anesthesia knowledge test (AKT), and oral examinations. No single assessment item is looked at in isolation but we consider the following scores as markers for individualized coaching. AKT-1 (<20th percentile), AKT-6 (<40th percentile), AKT-24 (<30th percentile). If any resident fails to achieve the cut-off score as outlined above he/she is asked to re-write the examination in 3 months time to an is offered individualized coaching to help them succeed. If they fail to demonstrate an appropriate improvement in their exam scores then the Resident Program and Competence Committees will review the candidate in detail.
To help in preparation for your AKT the following resources are available free of charge through our institution:
The Pulse360 survey helps residents understand their strengths and achievements as well as improvement opportunities by giving them perceptual feedback on their technical and teamwork skills in relation to the CanMEDS physician competencies. Each resident or fellow can select peers, allied health staff, and faculty and invite them to provide feedback on the resident’s technical and non-technical teamwork and communication styles
Gary Johnson Research Day
Completion of one peer-reviewed research or scholarly project (book chapter, Quality Improvement project, etc.) over the course of your residency is mandatory.
Please look at the Departmental website research tab to find out more about ongoing projects.
Contact the Anesthesia Vice Chair of Research, Scholar lead or Resident Research Rep. If you have any research interests or are looking to get involved in a project please attend an upcoming Research In Progress Rounds (RIP)
Additional details regarding Gary Johnson Research day can be found here.
With the planned transition of all RCPSC post-graduate training programs to a CBD model, the University of Ottawa has invested in a new learning management system called ELENTRA. Elentra provides learners, instructors, and curriculum administration with a simple way of accessing, interacting, and managing information within a unified online environment.