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ARCS Review. November 2011 HOGA AGM. Patricia Smith Donna Fedorkow Bev Pindar-Donick a nd many others. Objectives. Review current Academic Role Listing to: Determine appropriateness of item inclusion Addition Deletion Establish “relativity” of items

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arcs review

ARCS Review

November 2011


Patricia Smith

Donna Fedorkow

Bev Pindar-Donick

and many others

  • Review current Academic Role Listing to:
    • Determine appropriateness of item inclusion
      • Addition
      • Deletion
    • Establish “relativity” of items
      • Equitable points allocation for different roles
    • (Identify areas to increase HOGA $$)
arcs biggest issues
ARCS: Biggest Issues
  • Cumbersome
    • Bean counting
  • Lack of “relativity”
    • “Same” role has different value
    • Some role “over valued”
premis as afp members there are certain expectations
Premis:As AFP Members there are certain expectations
  • Teach on a day to day basis
  • Involve learners in deliveries
  • Welcome learners into the operating room
    • L&D - C/Sections
    • Gyne OR
  • Teach while on call
  • Supervise on the wards
  • Generalists (St. Joes & MUMC)
    • PGY 1&2 resident months x 20 ÷ # generalists with fudge factors for time away
    • On call allocation – “don’t you remember, I covered you from 8 ‘till 10 that day”
  • Subspecialists
    • # resident months x 20 ÷ # subspecialists with the subspecialty divvying up the pot
    • On call allocation – same as above
3 year average c alculations
3-year Average Calculations

Per member of group: allocation as per group consensus

teaching sessions
Teaching Sessions
  • What is done during any rotation: practice orals, OSCEs, teaching sessions, chat over coffee etc., is a part of the rotation and covered in the predetermined points
  • Additional teaching sessions are at the discretion and scheduling of the undergraduate and postgraduate program
proposal 1
Proposal #1:
  • Generalist receive 600 points per site per year
  • Subspecialists receive 400 points per year
  • Ultrasound stays at 100 points per year
  • Sexual Medicine stays at 150 points per year
  • PND stays at 49 points per year
  • To be divided PRN
lectures simulations evaluations

Does not account for length of session

proposal 2
Proposal #2:
  • Academic Half Day
  • MF3
  • Clerkship
  • LMCC Review etc.
    • All 5 points per session

Does not account for length of lecture

education undergraduate site coordinator
EducationUndergraduate Site Coordinator
  • Minimum of 2 students per rotation
  • 10 points per year

Proposal # 2:

That the above definition and points allocation be adopted


Proposal #3:

Adopt new values for above roles


Proposal #4:

Adopt new values for above roles

research grants
Research Grants

Proposal #5:

Adopt new values for above roles

md stipended roles from md supplemental
MD StipendedRolesFrom MD Supplemental $$

Proposal #6:

Adopt new values for above roles

committee membership
Committee Membership
  • Ex Officio membership based on a stipended role (eg. undergraduate coordinator) is NOT eligible for additional ARCS $.
  • Committees eligible for ARCS $ must be educational or research based:

Proposal #7:

Adopt the above principles

  • Star CV allows for input of university activities at source
  • Mistakes happen so it is up to the individual to check for accuracy
  • Corroboration is needed for claims made from outside the university eg: presentations, abstract reviews, grant reviews, committee membership, publications etc.
  • Random audits will take place
making the pie bigger
Making the Pie Bigger

FHS Program


Headcount – HOGA members

Repair – Alms from Internal Medicine

Academic Contributions – AFP identified roles

  • UG Clerkship – student headcount
  • UG MD Supplemental – leadership roles
  • PG – resident headcount



make the arcs p ie b igger
Make the ARCS Pie Bigger

Pie Enhancers

Student Advisor

MD Admissions


Tutor MF

Facilitator PC

MF3 Clinical skills

further work
Further Work
  • Research Grants
  • Multiple Presentations of same work
  • MD program roles and participation
  • Postgrad roles and participation
  • Mentorship: Undergrad & Postgrad
  • Encourage roles that make the pie bigger

Proposal # 8: should we continue?

proposal 9
Proposal # 9

Anyone wanna take over?