Podcasts

Teaching Small Groups & Tutorials:

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Small group sessions and tutorials in the UGME curriculum are important opportunities for students to discuss, apply, and consolidate their learning. After a review of anonymous student feedback on tutorials from 2017/2018 in the UGME Population Health course, a number of themes emerged. Some themes identified aspects of small group instruction that students highly value, such as effective time management, and facilitating student participation throughout the session. Other themes identified components of small group teaching that can be problematic, such as deviating too far off topic.

In response to this feedback and to support instructor development, we are pleased to share a series of brief podcasts on tips and strategies for small group instruction. These podcasts were developed in collaboration between the UGME Population Health course and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development. They were created from interviews with faculty with experience and expertise in small group instruction. Many thanks to the participants for their time and expertise.

Small Group Instructors

  • Dr. Joel Kettner, MD MSc FRCSC FRCPC – Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Science
  • Dr. Adrienne Morrow, MSc MD CCFP FRCPC – Co-Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Community Health Sciences
  • Dr. Pierre Plourde, MD, FRCPC - Professor, Community Health Sciences and Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Joss Reimer, MD FRCPC MPH – Co-Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Community Health Sciences

Educational Specialists

  • Anita Ens, MEd PhD – Educational Specialist, Office of Educational & Faculty Development
  • Joanne Hamilton, RD BHEc MEd EdD(c) - Director, Office of Educational & Faculty Development

Podcast development team:
Anita Ens, Office of Educational & Faculty Development
Steve Yurkiw, Office of Educational & Faculty Development
Chelsea Jalloh, Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator, Dept. Community Health Sciences