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Education Track

The Education Track was founded to encourage those residents who are interested in becoming Clinician Educators pursue further knowledge throughout their residency. In this track, interested residents are encouraged to pursue scholarship and practice their teaching to medical students, junior residents, and colleagues. We recognize that teaching is at the core of what all residents do and so have further general education topics in the curriculum for all residents to experience. This track is designed for those looking to pursue education in more depth.

Objectives:

  • Strengthen educational leadership skills
  • Recognize varying learning theories and how to adapt to individual needs
  • Develop an educational scholarship project

Objectives/goals for each year in training:

PGY2

    • meet with mentor

PGY3

    • lead journal club (will work with mentor on this)
    • one week ‘teaching’ elective (working with mentor in track)
      • Within that week:
        • micro-teaching session lead
        • work on giving feedback to PGY-2 level residents while on wards or rotations
        • work with medical students in neuro exams and observe feedback (during their osce)
        • lead a case discussion with medical students
        • design and implement the educational project

PGY4

    • present scholarship at research night
    • elective for ‘teaching’ two week (trial teaching skills, leading morning reports etc)
      • Within those two weeks
        • lead morning report for the week (having designed your curriculum for the week)
        • lead emergency simulation
        • continue on feedback giving to med students and PGY-2s
    • lead journal club

Specific requirements:

  • Attend the monthly noontime meeting on educational topics: curriculum design, feedback, learning theories etc, this is a three year rotating curriculum with early and important topics repeated
  • Development of an educational scholarship project over the course of three years
  • Attend a medical education conference (there are a variety of ones we will suggest but this is certainly open to your choice) at least once throughout the three years; funding is given to support this in addition to the usual funding of conferences through the residency
  • Mentorship within the track to work on teaching styles and develop the scholarship project

Application:

  1. Personal Statement of interest