Committee Discussions / Decisions

William Ford Connell was by all accounts a highly regarded educator and mentor here at Queen’s.  Among many accomplishments he’s remembered for his critical role in the achievement of admitting women to the program and inspirational guidance to many graduating students. For many years an award in his name has been presented to a faculty member at convocation.  The award … Continue reading

Faculty and staff interested in attending MD PEC meetings, should contact the Committee Secretary (Faye Orser, (orserf@KGH.KARI.NET)) for information relating to agenda items and meeting schedules. UPDATE:  The Committee approved amended version of the following policies: Student Professionalism Policy SC-02 v4 Supersedes: Professionalism Policy SC-02 (v. 1, 2 & 3) Attendance and Absences in Undergraduate Medical Education Policy Supersedes: Policy #SA-07 v1; … Continue reading

Faculty and staff interested in attending Curriculum Committee meetings should contact the Committee Secretary, Candace Miller at candace.miller@queensu.ca for information relating to agenda items and meeting schedules. Highlights from the Oct 22 meeting of the Curriculum Committee: The Curriculum Committee approved the following: Policies/Procedures Policy #CC-14 v2: Clerkship Clinical and Academic Activity Policy (section 2.7 amended) Role Descriptions Course Director Role … Continue reading

Faculty and staff interested in attending Curriculum Committee meetings should contact the Committee Secretary, Candace Miller at candace.miller@queensu.ca for information relating to agenda items and meeting schedules. Highlights from the Sept 24 meeting of the Curriculum Committee: The Curriculum Committee approved the following: Policies/Procedures Policy #CC-06 v3: Clerkship Electives Policy (updated) Summary of Changes to Curricular Objectives and/or MCC Presentations … Continue reading

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This blog post is part of the series of periodic updates from UGME committees. Have you looked at your teaching or learning schedule recently? You know those hour-long and two-hour long blocks? They’re a bit misleading. We’ll admit it, we’re part of the problem since we routinely talk about hour-long and two-hour-long classes. The reality, however, is that our class blocks … Continue reading

Prior to a new or amended policy or regulation being submitted for final approval, it must be published for review and comment by faculty and/or students within the School of Medicine.  Feedback received will be directed to the Policy Sponsor. In the event that major changes are made based on this feedback, a new draft will be posted for additional comments. In keeping with … Continue reading

Faculty and staff interested in attending MD PEC meetings, should contact the Committee Secretary (Faye Orser, (orserf@KGH.KARI.NET)) for information relating to agenda items and meeting schedules. UPDATE: Learning Environment Panel:  A panel, assembled to discuss concerns relating to instances of mistreatment of medical students, has released its report and recommendations.  The panel reports that “although Queen’s ranks favorably compared to … Continue reading

Prior to a new or amended policy or regulation being submitted for final approval, it must be published for review and comment by faculty and/or students within the School of Medicine.  Feedback received will be directed to the Policy Sponsor. In the event that major changes are made based on this feedback, a new draft will be posted for additional comments. In keeping with … Continue reading

Faculty and staff interested in attending Curriculum Committee meetings should contact the Committee Secretary, Candace Miller at candace.miller@queensu.ca for information relating to agenda items and meeting schedules. Highlights from January 22, 2015: The Curriculum Committee has now approved all of the following: Policies/Procedures Policy #CC-12 v1: Policy governing curricular time in Years 1 and 2, and in the Clerkship Curricular Courses … Continue reading

Prior to a new or amended policy or regulation being submitted for final approval, it must be published for review and comment by faculty and/or students within the School of Medicine.  Feedback received will be directed to the Policy Sponsor. In the event that major changes are made based on this feedback, a new draft will be posted for additional comments. In keeping with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Student LEADership
Published Mon, May 2, 2016

This week, I’ve invited one of our soon-to- be-graduating students, Elizabeth Clement (Meds 2016), to report on the LEAD (LEadership Enhancement and Development) program, an initiative she and a group of her colleagues have conceived and completed over the past year. When Liz, Alia Busuttil and Graydon Simmons first came to me with this idea, I must admit to thinking … Continue reading

Jordan Spieth’s painful pursuit of perfection, green jackets, and learning from failure.
Published Mon, April 25, 2016

The Masters Tournament is almost too perfect. The golf course itself is pristine and picturesque – every vista a postcard. The golfers are skilled, the spectators robotically well behaved, the commentators obsequious in their adulation of the players, the course, the “tradition”. Even the caddies are required to dress in the same white overalls, seemingly to blend in and not … Continue reading

CCME 2016: We came, we saw, we presented!
Published Mon, April 18, 2016

It’s been a busy four days at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Montreal – five or six days for those involved in business meetings and pre-conference workshops that started on Thursday. In addition to attending sessions, plenaries and business meetings, Queen’s contributors were lead authors, co-authors, supervisors, and collaborators with colleagues from other universities. We presented posters, led … Continue reading

Five great reasons to attend medical education conferences
Published Mon, April 11, 2016

This weekend many involved in undergraduate medical education at Queen’s are heading to Montreal for the annual Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME). From faculty, to students, to administrative staff, we’re attending as presenters, workshop facilitators, and in several other roles. As described on its website, CCME is the largest annual gathering of medical educators in Canada. Attendees include Canadian … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Doctors?
Published Mon, April 4, 2016

This past month, a software program designed to play an ancient game called Go defeated Lee Sedol, a South Korean gentleman who is an 18 time world champion, widely acknowledged to be the leading human player of the game. The event didn’t attract much attention, probably because it was seen as a predictable, perhaps inevitable development. After all, computers have … Continue reading