Departmental Updates

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018

Undergraduate Education

The Faculty Experience Team met for the first time this school year last month. Recognizing faculty members, wellness and communications are the priorities we will be focusing on for the upcoming year.

Postgraduate Education

SOO Practice Exams – September 27 2018 Success!
Practice SOO exams took place on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Thank you to the more than 40 preceptors who helped run 220 exams for 110 residents! Data will be shared with the units as soon as its available.

PGY3 Applications
PGY3 applications closed Friday, October 12. We received well over 150 applications for our programs.  We look forward to interviewing the amazing pool of applicants in the coming weeks!

Quality Improvement (QI) Symposium/Program Directors Retreat – September 24-25 2018
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recently hosted a QI Symposium/Program Directors Retreat on September 24-25 2018 in Toronto. Drs. Elizabeth Muggah, Denice Lewis and Ed Seale attended on behalf of the Department. The event was a great opportunity to share successes and challenges in teaching QI across the country. The event also warmly welcomed several new Program Directors, including our own Dr. Seale. This was the perfect opportunity to laisse with Directors who are more seasoned in their roles. Specific outcomes of the event include the Core Professional Activities of a Family Physician from the perspective of the CFPC. The wheels are in motion to create a document that would define the specific tasks that a resident should be able to accomplish at the end of their residency. They also explored the new accreditation standards and Accreditation Management System platform. We look forward to sharing any updates as these items move forward.

FMF 2018 – Come Join us!
Come join the DFM team at the upcoming Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018! The event runs from November 14-17 2018 in Toronto, ON and is always a fruitful event. Full details can be found here.

Faculty Development

We look forward to welcoming all participants at CRAG and the DFM Faculty Retreat in Calabogie tomorrow! For those attending the retreat, please refer to our web guide. Don't forget your laptops and/or devices!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fall FacDev Half Day! Save the date for our next session on December 14 in the afternoon.

Community Teaching

Upcoming Journal Club
Join us at the next Community Journal club scheduled on Wednesday October 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Winchester, Pembroke and PGY3 residents are welcome to join! Please ensure you RSVP if you can attend

Community Preceptor’s Meeting Summary
Dr. Tobin hosted the bi-annual Community Preceptors Meeting on September 11, 2018. Thank you to all those that made it out and participated!  It was a great meeting with beneficial discussion.

One of the main items on the agenda was to discuss faculty development topics for the Annual Community Retreat in March 2019. Faculty members expressed interest in learning how to be good community & rural preceptors and this was agreed on as this year’s topic. The planning committee will meet on December 6th to start planning the day in detail. 

The next Community Preceptor meeting is on Saturday March 23, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM in Wakefield, Quebec.

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