Committee Discussions / Decisions

Learner Wellness Update: Plans are continuing to secure an additional student counselor who would work at arms-length from the School of Medicine to act as both a Student Counselor and Ombudsman.   A description of the position is being developed with the intention of filling the posting for the upcoming academic cycle. Dr. Fitzpatrick, Director of Learner Wellness, continues to review … Continue reading

Convocation for MEDS 2014 The class of 2014 is now preparing for their MCC Part 1 exams which will take place in about 3 weeks.   Convocation for these students will take place on May 22 at 2:30 pm in Grant Hall.  Similar to ceremonies over the last few years, our students will be the sole participants in the event, therefore … Continue reading

Admissions: Admission for the UGME program is becoming increasingly complex.  Not only have applications for the general MD streams increased by 14% over last year, we also now admit students to the MD/PhD and QuARMS programs. The general admissions process relies heavily on a large number of faculty participants to review application files and to participate in the interview process.  … Continue reading

AAMC Curricular Inventory – UPDATE:  Data for this initiative was not submitted as it was felt that the submission did not adequately reflect the curriculum.  The problem was a result of the categories available for mapping of our instructional methods to the LCME methods.  Work will continue on this project with the hope that submissions can be made in the … Continue reading

CaRMS – The CaRMS match was highly successful with only one Queen’s student unmatched.  The students matched to a wide variety of specialties and of note there were only six unmatched positions at Queen’s. AAMC Curricular Inventory – Work has been undertaken to submit data to the AAMC curricular inventory portal.  The team working on this project has encountered some … Continue reading

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety, in conjunction with the KFLA Health Unit, is sponsoring  a Flu Shot Clinic at the University this year. This will be a chance for all faculty, students and staff to take advantage of the free vaccination program offered by the Ministry of Health. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. School … Continue reading

Prior to a new or amended policy or regulation being submitted for MD PEC 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

Immunization and Communicable Disease Screening Committee is requesting comments on revisions made to the  policy on Immunization and Communicable Disease Policy.  A summary of the changes are listed below. The full revised policy may be viewed by clicking here.   Please submit all comments no later than July 22, 2013 by using the “Discussion” Comments:  Communicable Disease Screening Policy The … Continue reading

The Teaching and Learning Committee is requesting comments on revisions made to the  policy on Student Initiated Extracurricular Learning Activities.  A summary of the changes are listed below. The full revised policy may be viewed by clicking here.   Please submit all comments no later than March 8, 2013 by using the “Discussion” Comments: Policy on Student Initiated Extracurricular Activities … Continue reading

The Course Directors’ Retreat will take place on Jan. 18 from 8:00-2:30 at the University Club.  Course Directors have been asked to bring a designate who will be able to bring back additional information to the course team. Credit for the workshops will be given. Here is the agenda:  Course Directors Retreat January 18 2013 Agenda Please RSVP to Elaine … Continue reading

Post Timeline

A great read: Faculty Focus Blog
Published Wed, July 23, 2014

As part of your summer reading list, may I encourage you to look at Faculty Focus, higher ed teaching strategies from Magna Publications. Whenever Maryellen Weimer writes, I sit up and pay attention, but actually the other contributers have great ideas, and provide evidence for them too.  This is not just for medical education, but for all educators in general. … Continue reading

How to integrate science into clinical courses and vice versa
Published Tue, July 22, 2014

How hard is this?  Not too hard.  Here are some ways to integrate science into the clinical courses (and vice versa) Hi all:  I’m recycling a recent post, having drastically reduced it.  I hope to write more about examples of integration and integrators from our curriculum in the future. You may think you don’t use basic science knowledge anymore.  Think … Continue reading

Thank you Dr. McLean
Published Mon, July 14, 2014

The following note was sent by one of our fourth year students to her community preceptor at the end of her Integrated Community Clerkship. Both parties have graciously agreed to allow me to share it with you. Dear Dr. McLean Thanks for: Teaching me Medicine Trusting me with your patients Introducing me to Perth Letting me be wrong Helping me … Continue reading

Tackling your summer “To Be Read” pile
Published Mon, July 7, 2014

Do you have an ever-growing “to-be-read” (TBR) pile of books and journals that you’ve told yourself all year you’ll get to “in the summer”? And now it’s summer and the pile is daunting and the beach is calling. What to do? Try these five steps to get started. Weeding the list (or culling the pile): If it’s been a while … Continue reading

One Day in Clinic…
Published Mon, June 30, 2014

Sarah (fictitious name to protect the innocent) is a second year medical student attending my Cardiology clinic for an “observership”. Like her peers, Sarah had an outstanding academic career prior to entering medical school, as well as a variety of personal experiences that demonstrated an interest in the human condition and commitment to public service. Since entering medical school, she … Continue reading