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How much feedback is too much feedback? How much is just enough? That’s a question both the Course and Faculty Evaluation Committee (CFRC) and our students have been exploring. At present, students are required to complete a 15-question course evaluation for each course as they complete it. As well, they’re required to complete faculty evaluations for each faculty member who … 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. A meeting of the Curriculum Committee was held on August 18, 2016.  To review the topics discussed at this meeting, please click HERE to view the agenda. Faculty interested in reviewing the minutes … 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. Lakeridge Comprehensive Clerkship Plans to develop a comprehensive clerkship at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa are continuing with the search for a Site Lead.  Once the Lead has been hired, options for curriculum at this … 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. A meeting of the Curriculum Committee was held on July 21, 2016.  To review the topics discussed at this meeting, please click HERE to view the agenda. Faculty interested in reviewing the minutes … Continue reading

Hello all!  I’m writing this on behalf of Dr. John Drover, Chair, UGME Curriculum Committee and Candace Miller, Administrative Support, UGME Curriculum Committee as part of the UGME Curriculum Committee’s commitment to outreach. May 31, 2016 saw an action-packed morning as the UGME Curriculum Committee held its annual retreat from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  One purpose of the annual … Continue reading

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

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Curriculum Committee Information – September 28, 2017
Published Wed, November 15, 2017

Faculty and staff interested in attending Curriculum Committee meetings should contact the Committee Secretary, Candace Miller (umecc@queensu.ca), for information relating to agenda items and meeting schedules. A meeting of the Curriculum Committee was held on September 28, 2017.  To review the topics discussed at this meeting, please click HERE to view the agenda. Faculty interested in reviewing the minutes of the September … Continue reading

Grade Inflation – the “dirty little secret” of academia
Published Mon, November 13, 2017

“Would any of us have gotten into medical school today?” This was the tongue-in-cheek question I posed to my classmates at our medical school reunion last year. They were rather amused by it and, being very much aware of the high academic standards required by our current admissions processes, believed the answer was an obvious “no”. I tried to raise … Continue reading

Facebook thinks I’m a doctor…
Published Mon, November 6, 2017

  And other unusual things that happen when you’re an educational developer at a medical school It’s a unique and interesting thing being one of the non-medically-trained employees who work (mostly behind the scenes) to help run the undergraduate medical education program at Queen’s. On the one hand, friends and family can sometimes think I’ve magically completed medical school in … Continue reading

Nominations open for next Exceptional Healer Award
Published Mon, October 30, 2017

Instilling the values of patient-centered care is one of our goals in the UGME program. It’s also what the Kingston Health Sciences Centre Exceptional Healer Award recognizes in physicians from both the Hotel Dieu and KGH sites. Launched earlier this year, the Exceptional Healer Award is sponsored by the KHSC Patient & Family Advisory Council. It honours a physician who … Continue reading

Students striving to make a difference in our community
Published Mon, October 23, 2017

One of the attributes that our Admissions Committee works very hard to identify in applicants is a commitment to service. This has multiple dimensions, involving service to both individual patients and communities. It’s therefore always very gratifying to learn of efforts such as that described below in todays guest article provided by students Lauren Wilson, Katherine Rabicki and Melissa Lorenzo. … Continue reading