Education

Undergraduate Medical Education

Our graduates will have exemplary foundations in medical competencies that will prepare them for success in qualifying examinations and in post-graduate training programs and for fulfilling careers serving their patients and their communities. Our innovative approaches to adult education will provide relevant, integrated and interactive learning experiences that foster life-long learning.

Our special strengths are related to the opportunities for close, personal interactions between students and faculty members and for students to obtain particularly relevant, extensive, hands-on clinical experience under supervision, especially in ambulatory settings.

Postgraduate Medical Education

Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University offers prospective residents the opportunity to train in one of Canada’s premier centres for medical research and teaching. The University offers thirty-three postgraduate residency programs accredited by either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Our residents represent a diverse community as they have graduated from over 80 medical schools worldwide and represent almost 40 countries. The diversity of the learning experience here is demonstrated not only by rotations across northern and southern Ontario, but also through national and international elective opportunities.

Combined MD/PhD and MD/Master’s Programs

The program admits a limited number of exceptional students who wish to combine their medical training with advanced training in research. Graduates from our program will be well prepared to pursue postdoctoral or research-intensive residency training, and as fully trained physician-scientists, will contribute to increasing Canada’s capacity in basic, clinical, translational and patient-oriented research.

In addition, because of the insight and perspectives gained by the concurrent study of  both basic science and clinical medicine, physician-scientist graduates of our combined programs will be in the position to make unique contributions to the education of future members of the medical profession.

Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)

The Queen’s University Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is an intensive, research-based postgraduate medical education program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). It aims to develop the next generation of Clinician Scientist research leaders who will have the skill sets to achieve broadbased excellence not only in research but also as clinicians, supervisors/mentors, teachers and academics in general.

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development encompasses a multitude of platforms such as visiting speakers, mounting symposia and courses (conventional as well as online, teleconferenced, videoconferenced and webcast courses), here at Queen's and in regional centres, clinical traineeships and national conferences.

Regional Education

Regional Education in the School of Medicine at Queen’s University works collaboratively with other Ontario medical schools and regional providers to assist Ontario Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical learners doing elective rotations in regional sites across Ontario. Regional Education provides accommodation, travel reimbursement, pagers, phones and hi-speed Internet connection for clerks and residents while they are completing mandatory rotations outside of Kingston in Southeastern Ontario. Learners are also provided electronic access to their course material and electronic access to Bracken Library through their home base in Kingston 24/7. Regular Faculty Development sessions are offered at each major site and are also available through videoconferencing and Kingston based sessions. Live videoconferenced seminars for Undergraduate and Postgraduate learners are presented weekly, as are discipline specific Grand Rounds and Subspecialty Rounds to regional faculty and learners.

Office of Global Health

The Office of Global Health opened in October 2010 under the direction of Dr. Karen Yeates and Dr. Jenn Carpenter, with Program Manager Jessica Sleeth. The OGH works with undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Institute of Medicine defines global health as “health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions.” A strong directive of global health is to model social accountability and decrease health inequities around the world, regardless of race, culture, gender, or social class. Global health spans both domestic and international health, for example, Aboriginal health, healthcare in prison systems and marginalized populations such as the homeless, immigrants, and refugees. The OGH is focused on education, research, and forming a network of students and faculty working together on global health projects.

Clinical Simulation Centre

With the goal of excellence in clinical care and patient welfare, the Faculty of Health Sciences has provided simulation based education for thousands of health sciences students in clinical and surgical skills over the past 7 years. Recognizing the growing importance of patient simulation and surgical skills in health sciences education, the New Medical Building at Queen's University houses 8,000 square feet of clinical simulation space.

Faculty Development

Preparing Faculty for their current and future roles through skill development. The Faculty Development office exists to aid faculty in attaining the skills relevant to their roles as educators, researchers, administrators and scholars. We believe that these efforts will help to sustain the vitality of the Faculty of Health Sciences both now and in the future and help us to attain the Faculty vision. Programs are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Office of Health Sciences Education

The Office of Health Sciences Education (OHSE) provides leadership in scholarship and innovation in teaching and learning. The goals are to promote and enhance research and scholarship in teaching and learning, to assist in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of innovation in teaching and learning, and to promote the value of teaching in Faculty of Health Sciences.

Glaxo Wellcome Clinical Education Centre

The Clinical Education Centre is a unique educational facility synonymous with the “caring” part of health care. It complements the traditional opportunities for health sciences students to learn and develop their clinical and communication skills. The product of a university/corporate partnership within the health sciences disciplines, the Centre encompasses inter-professional learning opportunities and state-of-the-art technology.

Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice

The Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) strives to create common strategies, content and resources for interprofessional teaching, learning, and practice for health sciences students and faculty. Interprofessional Education (IPE) provides medical, nursing and rehabilitation therapy students with opportunities to learn from, with and about other health professionals. IPE facilitates the development of knowledge and skills to enhance team function and support collaborative, patient-centred care.

Clinical Teaching Centre (CTC)

The Clinical Teaching Centre (CTC), located on the Ground floor of the School of Medicine Building, is the primary location for the teaching of physical examination skills, conducting standardized patient examinations, and administering OSCEs. The CTC has 20 examination rooms equipped and configured to simulate an outpatient clinic.  Each room has a one-way glass and access to an observation area, audio-visual capabilities for remote viewing and recording, plus a fully wireless environment.