SMP Teacher Certificate Program

Southern Medical Program (SMP) clinical faculty and UBC resident physicians from across the BC Interior are invited to register for 2019/2020 Teacher Certificate Program.

The program is designed for physicians teaching medical students or residents in clinical or didactic environments. It includes five workshops focused on improving teaching skills and creating an optimal learning environment for teachers and learners.

Each monthly session will be 1.5-2 hours and eligible for MOC Section 1 / MainPro+ credits. Participants who complete all five sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Sessions will be at the Clinical Academic Campus in Kelowna and videoconferenced to our distributed education sites.

Session 1: Learning Relationships

Optimize the learner and teacher relationship, integrate a learner’s educational history and goals, support learners in difficulty. Discuss student mistreatment and the learning environment.

September 26, 2019

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Cheryl Holmes

Session 2: Active Learning 

Learn how to facilitate active learning environments appropriate to the learner’s stage.

October 24, 2019

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Bill Upward

Session 3: Learning Context

Effectively maximize learning opportunities specific to the context and teach in a manner best aligned with teaching and learning goals.

November 21, 2019

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Mike Purdon

Session 4: Assessment

Discuss differences between formative and summative assessment tools, review utility of direct observation, discuss programmatic assessment.
Discuss assessment in our own practices, regulatory bodies and dealing with complaints.

January 23, 2020

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Vince Arockiasamy
& Dr. Marjorie Docherty

Session 5: Feedback & Reflection

Establish conditions for effective feedback and reflection, discuss principles and tools to facilitate provision of feedback to learners, discuss generational differences in providing and receiving feedback.

February 27, 2020

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Glenn Regehr

To register, please email Jessica Russo by September 13, 2019 and include your name, contact information, current area of practice and location. Videoconference will be available in Kamloops, Vernon, and Trail. We ask that participants make every effort to attend at their local site to support group discussions.