The intention of the Core Curriculum is to complement the academic curriculum established by your training program. Some sessions are restricted by PGY level, other sessions are to be completed before the end of your residency training program. Schedules can be accessed through the 'PGME News and Events Page' or the Curriculum schedules on the right column. The Core Curriculum sessions are mandatory for successful completion of residency training programs.
Teaching Development Program (TDP)
The Teaching Development Program is a program designed to give residents and graduate students current teaching tools and skill sets to be more effective teachers in the clinical setting. The TDP was designed to be relevant in clinical teaching which include a series of lectures and role-playing sessions that are divided between the PGY1, PGY2 and PGY 3years. These are essential tools that residents and graduate students will be able to use not only in the clinical arena but outside of it also. The TDP is mandatory for all residents for successful completion of their respective residency programs.
Summary of TDP Content
Fundamentals of Teaching (TDP -1) – Online Course- Desire2Learn (Users can login using their UMnetIDs.)
Mandatory for PGY-1 Residents
The One-Minute Preceptor
- This presentation discusses the challenges facing the teacher and the learner in a busy clinical setting. The focus of this presentation is the 5-Step Micro Skills Method for providing teaching in a busy clinical environment.
Teaching in the Clinical Setting (TDP -2) Online- January 2014
Mandatory for PGY-2 Residents
This presentation focuses on teaching clinical skills. Topics discussed include teaching practical skills, ttheories about skill acquisition, and methods of skill teaching. The final part of the presentation involves a practical exercise to review the topics discussed.
- The presentation focuses on the topic of effective clinical teaching at the bedside. The presentation will provide a definition of clinical teaching, describe the three key steps required for effective clinical teaching, and list advantages and disadvantages of incorporating clinical teaching into rounds and clinics
Public Speaking (TDP – 3)
Mandatory for PGY-3 Residents (Optional but Recommended for Family Medicine Residents)
Each resident will be required to attend 2 sessions, one introduction to public speaking and interactive session. At the second session they will be required to present a novel
topic and receive feedback on their presentation skills.
- Public Speaking –Introduction to Public Speaking - “The Rules of Engagement
This presentation describes what makes for an effective speech: The 6 “Rules of Engagement”. Topics will include developing an approach and template to speaking. Participants will give two presentations with increasing audience size with a focus on style and not necessarily content.
Next Session: November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013
Public Speaking- Follow-up Session
The Second session follow-up will be small group sessions limited to 10 participants– registration is required. Residents will be required to present a 5 minute speech on anything that is NON-medical using the guidelines from the presentation and receive feedback on their presentation skills.
Next Session: January 15, 2014Conflict Management in Medicine Conflict Management Online Course
January 22, 2014
January 29, 2014
February 12, 2014
February 19, 2014
All residents are required to attend one session during their residency training
Faculty Lead: Dr. Ingrid Toews Summary:
The Conflict Management in Medicine session is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills to constructively
manage conflict with patients and within teams. The session will be both didactic and small group learning. Essential skills will be discussed and
practiced including identifying one’s conflict management style, issues, positions and interests, intentions, conflict communication skills, and constructive confrontation.
- Define the causes of conflict
- Identify one’s own conflict management style
- Describe skills to manage conflict in medical settings (with teams and patients)
Mandatory for PGY 3
Dr. Samia Barakat
The PGME Core Curriculum session of “Professional Boundaries is presented by Dr. Samia Barakat, Associate Dean, Professionalism and Dr. Mark Etkin. This session is offered on two separate dates during the academic year to accommodate PGY-1 residents’ schedules. There is limited space at each session – registration is required. This session on “Professional Boundaries” is deemed a mandatory requirement for all PGME residents at the University of Manitoba. All residents will be required to attend a session during their residency training.
“Professional Boundaries in the Physician – Patient Relationship”
Dr. S. Barakat and Dr. Etkin
After this session, the learner will be familiar with the following
- Definitions of Professional Boundaries, Professional Boundaries Crossing and Professional Boundaries violations
- Concepts of Fiduciary relationship, power differential, consent, etc
- CPSM and CMA regulations regarding Professional Boundaries
- How to protect oneself from risk of violation
Next Session: February 19, 2014
Resident and the Learning Environment
Mandatory for PGY 1
Samia Barakat and Dr.Bruce Martin Objectives:
After this session, the learner will be familiar with the following :
- The Resident / Student Relationship concepts and dynamics
- The U of M Faculty of Medicine Guidelines for Conduct in Teacher- Learner
- Problematic aspects of the Resident / Student Relationship
- Fostering a wholesome Resident / Student Relationship in a healthy learning environment
Next Session: February 12, 2014
Practice Management Practice Management Mandatory for PGY 4/5/6 (to be taken in final year of training)
Lead: Practice Solutions (a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association)
At the request of the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and Specialty Program Directors, Practice Solutions (a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association) provide a full day seminar to senior specialty residents. Issues of practice management relevant to the start of clinical practice will be discussed (such as evaluating practice opportunities, physician remuneration, insurance and taxation). Practice Management is a core skill recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as important to residents’ future success as physicians. As such, attendance to this seminar is mandatory for all senior specialty residents.
This full day seminar is intended for residents in their final year, however due to exam preparation considerations, residents who are completing their PGY3 year of a four-year program or PGY4 of a five-year program, etc. (i.e. not in their final year of training as it may interfere with exam preparation) should be given the opportunity to attend.
Topics: Starting Your Medical Practice
Financial and Insurance Planning
Negotiating Your Way to Vocational Satisfaction
Accounting and Taxation Issue for Residents and new Physicians
This program is endorsed by your Program Directors and the Postgraduate Education Office. For more information about Practice Solutions, visit the Canadian Medical Association
Next Session: January 22, 2014