By Matthew Brett

Clinical and academic life can be incredibly busy, making opportunities for education challenging. A new partnership between the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Development Office and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal) aims to help address this.

The new “education capsule” series consists of one-page snapshots of important educational topics ranging from the importance of role modelling in clinical and academic settings to issues of patient safety. These digestible capsules will be available in PDF and print and circulated via e-mail to targeted distribution lists.

While the capsules are not meant to supplant the importance of attending training sessions and workshops offered by both institutions, organizers intend for the capsules to supplement continued faculty and professional development in a user-friendly way.

“We really wanted this project to be accessible, digestible and useful for our academic and clinical communities,” said Dr. Michelle Elizov, Assistant Dean, Faculty Development at McGill. “This is another example of the benefits of a networked partnership with the CIUSSS West-Central, with whom we are collaborating to advance excellence in teaching and learning.”

The series launched with a capsule about role modelling, which can be used in situations where an educator/clinician has to do or take over an aspect of a clinical encounter because the learner does not have the requisite level of skills. The teaching is the discussion that occurs either during the event or after and is focused on explaining what was done and why.

“It is a pleasure to partner with the Faculty Development Office on this series in order to enhance and share our knowledge on best practices in teaching supervision in clinical settings,” said Dr. Chantal Robillard, the Planning, Programing and Research Officer from Academic Affairs of the CIUSSS West-Central. “This capsule series is a tailored response to the busy pace of clinical and academic life, bringing health education sciences directly to our teaching supervisors. It is also another contribution to our efforts to advance education of all clinical practitioners across disciplines.”

Visit the Faculty Development Office website to view the first capsule on role modelling.



January 6 2020