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  1. An Overview of the McGill Medical Curriculum Robert Primavesi, MDCM, FCRP(EM) Associate Dean UndergraduateMedicalEducation (UGME) & StudentAffairs

  2. Today’s schedule - Wednesday

  3. Objectives • About you • About me • About the curriculum • About physicianship • About evaluation • About professionalism • Clicker Quiz !

  4. McGill Medicine Class of 2015

  5. McGill Medicine Class of 2015

  6. McGill Medicine Class of 2015

  7. McGill Medicine Class of 2015

  8. Robert Primavesi, MDCM, FCFP(EM)Associate Dean UGME • BSc Physiology (McGill 1981) • MDCM (McGill 1985) • Ronald Douglas Naymark Memorial Award, 1985 • Established by the McGill Medical Class of 1984 to recognize the member of the graduating class who in the eyes of his/her peers most enriches the life of the class • Family Medicine (MGH 1987) • Senior House Officer (New Zealand 1987/88) • CCFP(EM) (McGill 1990)

  9. Robert Primavesi, MDCM, FCFP(EM)Associate Dean UGME • Assistant Physician, Department of Family Medicine, 1990 – • Assistant Physician, Department of Pediatrics, 1994 – • Director, Department of Emergency Medicine MGH 1998 – 2007 • Interim Accreditation Review Coordinator 2010 • Faculty Development Committee, Department of Family Medicine, 1992 – 2011 • Emergency Program Committee, CFPC 1999 - • Co-Director ACLS MUHC, 2002 - • Chair CME, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), 2010 -

  10. Robert Primavesi, MDCM, FCFP(EM)Associate Dean UGME • Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence, 2010 • In recognition of Faculty members who have distinguished themselves in the area of education, and whose contributions have had a broad and substantial impact in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation, faculty development, and research and scholarly activity in education.

  11. Sunrise, Mt. Batur, Bali 2010, 1717 m Robert Primavesi, MDCM, FCFP(EM)Associate Dean UGME

  12. Associate Dean UGME Student advocate

  13. Associate Dean UGME Public safety Student advocate

  14. What is Our Goal? • To help you become the best possible physicians and dentists

  15. What is a Good Physician?

  16. Curricular Objectives • CanMEDS roles • Curricular objectives are organized around the CanMEDS roles • Being a health professional means life long learning – these are just the first 4 years of a life of learning and growing in these roles

  17. Curricular Design • Systems-based approach in years 1 and 2 in a coordinated series of units • Small group activities in labs and discussion groups • Independent learning activities, supported by computer-assisted instruction • Formative and summative assessments throughout many units • Physician Apprenticeship explores issues related to professional socialization and to the “physician as healer & professional” over the entire 4-year program

  18. Curricular Design • Early exposure to patients in the pre-clerkship rotations in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) component • Completion of all core clerkship rotations before students are required to make key decisions on residency selection • A mandatory clinical rotation in a rural site • An opportunity for selected students to participate in an integrated clerkship in Gatineau • An opportunity for research activity • Elective opportunities, on a solid basis of clinical experience • Active student involvement in curriculum evaluation and development

  19. Maryse GrignonCurriculum Management Administrator maryse.grignon@mcgill.ca

  20. Curriculum Schema Class of 2015 Basis of Medicine (BOM)

  21. Basis of Medicine (BOM) • First 16 months (August 2011 - December 2012) • To learn the normal and abnormal ways the body and mind function • Lectures, small groups, labs, computer assisted instruction, interactive large group sessions • Opportunity for early patient contact • Dentistry students follow the identical curriculum, except for Dentistry Apprenticeship instead of Physician Apprenticeship

  22. Basis of Medicine – Teaching Venues • McIntyre Medical Building • Charles Martin Amphitheatre • Palmer Howard Amphitheatre • Herbert Black 2nd floor M1, 1/56, 2/49

  23. Dr. Colin Chalk, Basis of Medicine Component Chair

  24. Anna Lee, Basis of MedicineSenior Administrative Coordinator basis.med@mcgill.ca

  25. From the Classroom to the Bedside • The student begins with the patient, continues with the patient, and ends his studies with the patient, using books and lectures as tools, as means to an end. ~ Sir William Osler Bedside teaching during Introduction to Internal Medicine

  26. Curriculum Schema Class of 2015 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM)

  27. Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) • January to June 2013 • To apply the material learned in BOM and to learn clinical medicine in a supervised clinical setting – lots of patient contact, but no direct patient responsibility • Will rotate to various hospitals; teaching will vary from lectures to small group teaching to one-on-one teaching of techniques • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

  28. Sunita Mathew, ICM and ClerkshipsAdministrator clinicaladmin.med@mcgill.ca

  29. Curriculum Schema Class of 2015 Core Clerkships* *Core Clerkships may be completed in 12 different sequences; one representative sequence is depicted

  30. Core Clerkship • August 2013 to July 2014 • 4 to 8 weeks in various disciplines in hospitals or community settings • Patient responsibility, always under supervision • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) • 9 students will do an integrated clerkship in the Gatineau region

  31. Dr. Beth-Ann Cummings Clerkship Chair clerkshipchair.med@mcgill.ca

  32. Curriculum Schema Class of 2015 Senior Clerkship** **Senior Clerkship may be completed in seven different sequences, one representative sequence is depicted ***Physicianship 4 consists of Medicine & Society, Public Health and Communication Plus ****Physician Apprenticeship 4 includes Professionalism sessions

  33. Senior Clerkship • August 2014 to April, 2015 • Continued clerkships in more advanced clinical specialties (emergency, surgical specialties, geriatrics) • Elective rotations (clinical electives or basic science courses) • Physicianship 4 includes courses in Medicine and Society, Public Health and advanced communication skills

  34. Electives Coordinators Eva Pilla (McGill Students) Mary Cecere (non McGill students) http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/ugme/electives/electives_list_en.htm

  35. INTEGRATED CLERKSHIP Schema Year 3 http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/ugme/curriculum/coreclerkship_integratedclerk_en.htm

  36. INTEGRATED CLERKSHIP Schema Year 4 http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/ugme/curriculum/coreclerkship_integratedclerk_en.htm

  37. Dr. Gilles BrousseauAssistant Dean of Medical Education for Campus Santé Outaouais

  38. For Anglophone Students • Basis of Medicine and all formal courses are conducted in English • Many patients are primarily French-speaking • You may be assigned to hospitals where the language of work is French (e.g. Douglas, LaSalle, Gatineau) • You will be expected to be functional in French by the beginning of your clerkship • Saturday morning workshops are available for medical French – see your orientation package or UGME website

  39. Physicianship • The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated. ~ Plato

  40. Physicianship • Being a good doctor is more than just knowing a lot of facts and being a good technician • Communication skills, compassion and professional behaviour are also essential to being a good physician • Physicianship courses run longitudinally throughout the 4 years, and focus on these attributes of being a physician

  41. Dr. David Dawson Chair of Physicianship Component

  42. Dr. Donald BoudreauDirector of the Office for Physicianship Curriculum Development

  43. Office for Physicianship Curriculum Development Anne Briggs, Administrator anne.briggs@mcgill.ca Carolyn-Ann Cichon, Secretary currdev.med@mcgill.ca

  44. Toby Cape, PhysicianshipAdministrator adminphysicianship.med@mcgill.ca

  45. Graduation! • June 2015

  46. Student Affairs Dr. Namta Gupta Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Career Counselor namta.gupta@mcgill.ca

  47. Meredith Annex Medical Student Lounge First floor is a student relaxation spaceSecond floor houses the offices of Dr. Gupta and the Career Advisor http://www.mcgill.ca/medwell/

  48. Student Affairs • Tuition and Other Fees • The student accounts office will send out notification electronically • Visit http://www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts and http://www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/newlyadm (Fact About Fees recorded live presentation) • Financial Aid • Student Aid has many years of experience in helping students access government scholarships and loans, and information about bursaries and scholarships that may help you through tight times. • Go to http://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/awards or link to financial aid from Minerva • Also visit http://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships • They can also help you with budgeting

  49. Silvana DilolloSenior Administrative Officer Student Records / Student Affairs