The School of Medicine provides a wide range of support services and educational programs to support our Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Continuing Professional Development programs.
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.
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.
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.
Queen’s School of Medicine Regional Education office arranges accommodation, phone access, internet connectivity and travel reimbursement for Undergraduate and FRCP Postgraduate learners while they are on out-of-town rotations. Approximately 25 hours per week of seminar material is broadcast throughout our learning community and made available for learners on rotation. Regular Faculty Development sessions are offered at each major site. Discipline-specific Grand Rounds and sub-specialty rounds are provided via videoconferencing to 160 regional faculty and 70 learners on a regular schedule. The most frequent sites for regional rotations are the Southeastern Communities of Brockville, Belleville, Peterborough, Oshawa and Markham. Regional Education works collaboratively with ROMP and ERMEP for rotations in smaller Ontario communities.
Educational Support Services
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.
The MEdTech Unit aims to enhance learning and teaching by integrating effective educational technology solutions into the medical curriculum. The unit has developed MEdTech Central, which is a web-based application that provides ubiquitous access to schedules, learning resources (such as lecture notes and podcasts), and to online collaboration tools. Learn more about MEdTech Central or log in here.
The e-teaching collaborative (etc) is a joint venture of Bracken Health Sciences Library, The Office of Health Sciences Education and MEdTech whose aim is to provide one-stop access to expertise in electronic learning resources, technological tools and educational methodology. The etc provides a PowerPoint Help Service and Clicker Support Service, as well as workshops and one-on-one consultations.
The Bracken Health Sciences Library serves faculty, staff, students and health professionals who study, work, and conduct research in the health science disciplines of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and the life sciences. The library provides access to print books and journals, multimedia resources, point-of-care evidence-based practice resources, as well as a comprehensive collection of full-text e-books and e-journals. The entire main floor of the library was renovated in 2005 to create the Centre for Health Electronic Education Resources (CHEER). This facility allows for group work and collaboration while quiet study space is available on the lower level.