Sharing our Knowledge- Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) and Beyond

Faculty from the Department of Clinical Health Psychology have been actively involved in training physicians in Manitoba for several decades. In 2011, health psychology was designated a longitudinal theme in the revised medical curriculum, and psychologist-led content is now incorporated across the four years of undergraduate education. Sessions have been collaboratively integrated into courses where they would be most relevant, and include stress and stress management, learning and memory, intimate partner violence, conflict management, grief, trauma and motivational interviewing.

Department members were closely involved with the development and delivery of a new pain management course offered for the first time in 2015.

The department lead participates in course committees and UGME governance structures, including the preclerkship council. In addition to contributions to undergraduate medical education, department members have been leaders and facilitators for an increasing number of interprofessional sessions, teaching learners from a range of disciplines within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Our faculty also offers seminars and workshops to medical residents from other departments, including recently expanding the behavioural medicine seminar series offered by the Department of Family Medicine, and offers clinical electives at the senior clerkship and residency level.