UBC Faculty Development and UNBC are offering preceptors the opportunity to participate in a free educational event ahead of the BC Rural Health Conference taking place in Prince George in May.
Dr. Rob Olson is inviting BC medical practitioners who teach to sign up for Northern Reflections Medical Education Day, taking place at the Prince George Civic Centre on Thursday, May 11 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.
“Northern Reflections is free and very practical,” says Olson. “This course will make it easier for you to teach. It will make you more efficient, and make it more enjoyable to balance learners and practice.”
Olson notes that the event is low key, and fun since it eschews didactic teaching for interactive plenaries and small group-based learning. The topics for this year’s course are:
- Teaching Tips for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
- Giving Useful Feedback
- Learner in Difficulty
Plenaries will be led by Dr. Steven Yao – a site faculty for Faculty Development with the UBC Family Practice residency program at St. Paul’s Hospital for International Medical Graduates (IMG) – and Dr. Ray Markham, Medical Director of UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development. Though both Yao and Markham will be addressing the uniqueness of the IMG as a learner, the scenarios being discussed will be easily extrapolated to other learners, including medical students, or residents from other specialties.
In addition to having both Yao and Markham addressing participants, Olson is very pleased that educational strategist Bill Upward is reprising his role as course facilitator for this year’s event. “Bill teaches basic education principles that physicians didn’t receive during their medical training. His approach is straightforward and practical – he…makes it incredibly applicable to busy clinicians.”
This event will be useful for all medical personnel who teach, says Olson. “Allied healthcare providers gave positive feedback about last year’s event.” The course will address the different learning requirements of medical students and residents, as well as the different levels of learners. Olson is encouraging residents to attend the course to speak to preceptors about their training experiences and to also learn how they can more effectively teach medical students under their supervision.
Following the course, preceptors and residents will be invited to join BC Rural Health Conference participants at a Meet ‘n’ Greet Reception at 6:00 pm at the Prince George Civic Centre Atrium. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect and network with other medical practitioners from across the province.
To attend the Northern Reflections Medical Education Day, email Dr. Rob Olson at email@example.com or call 250 645 7325 to secure your seat in the course.
To register for the BC Rural Health Conference following the course, click here: http://ubccpd.ca/course/RHC2017. The conference will take place over two days, May 12 + 13, at the Prince George Civic Centre.