Faculty Development Breakfast: Resident Orientation

Heads up! We have a Faculty Development Breakfast scheduled next week! Residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Please read Martin’s (2017) “Exploring the Experience of Residents During the First Six Months of Family Medicine Training.” We will be discussing this work and the methods you employ to initiate a successful learning dynamic.

Faculty Development Breakfast: Resident Orientation
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Location: Baker 1 Conference Room ARHCC
Facilitator: Jacqueline P. Ashby, Ed.D.
Register here: https://doodle.com/poll/sap4m8esbi72z955
This faculty development session addresses Residents’ orientation to their primary Preceptor’s clinic, core rotations, and electives. The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity for those responsible for orienting Residents to discuss their process, what is working, and any challenges that they are experiencing.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline

Coach’s Award 2018

Greetings All!

We are nearing the completion of another year! It’s gone by quickly and I want to express my gratitude to all of you that have allocated the time, energy, and space to support the work we do at our Site.
I want to especially thank our faculty including Dr. Reg Peters, Dr. Iris Liu, and Dr. Thanh Luu for their commitment to the program. Our Site Coordinator, Ann Douglas, and Site Assistant, Susan Hart, are the top Skipper and Crew! They navigate this ship with beauty and grace.

As an athlete, I remember at the end of the year we held a big banquet to come together and celebrate our work and accomplishments. We always looked forward to the Coach’s Award. There was an element of surprise because the award was never based on wins or fastest time. It was given to those that demonstrated qualities you witness in leaders and recognized traits that benefited the larger community.

As a Coach, I like to carry on that tradition and acknowledge those that best exemplify an Excellence in Education. This year, I focused on Creativity and Innovation. I observed your Academic Half Day presentations and reviewed your PIP and Scholar projects. I also took into consideration your willingness to assist in problem-solving, generating new ideas, and providing different approaches to medical education. This year, the award goes to Dr. Alexandra Enns, Dr. Chelsea Wiksyk, and Dr. Holden Chow.

I want to thank Dr. Enns for taking the time to think deeply, critically, and creatively about the challenges our Site presented to her as one of our Resident Chiefs. Chiefs are heavily involved in our Residents’ learning journey and she invested the effort and energy to support the Site when we struggled to better our rotation experiences. That takes a sincere belief and trust in the system and the people she represents. She confronts both with honesty, integrity, humility, and ingenuity.

I also want to thank Dr. Wiksyk for her Scholar project exploring, dissecting, and articulating so beautifully the tango between patient and physician. I’ve reviewed hundreds of research papers over the past 2 decades and her project is one of the most profound and reflective works examining the context and challenges of our healthcare. Her transparency, authenticity, and courage to share this with her profession and fellow colleagues is commendable. We need more of this deep-diving in order to bring to surface and address the challenges we face.

Finally, I want to thank Dr. Chow for consistently delivering the most creative and innovative Academic Half Day sessions. You give this man a topic and he runs it through his Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. The product delivered is often funny, insightful, and packaged with a joy and love for what he does. From the beginning, Residents have shared with me their appreciation of Dr. Chow’s approach to education. He inspires us all to play within and outside of our medical education’s sandbox.

Congratulations! If you see these bright and brilliant stars, give them a big hug! They deserve it.
Sincerely,
Jacqueline

Transition to Practice: Preceptors’ Perspectives (Part II)

Chief Resident Dr. Alicia Pawluk (PGY2 & IMG) and I co-presented at the UBC FM Faculty Development Retreat on Transition to Practice. This session was motivated by our Residents’ desire for greater exposure to Practice Management content. A series of questions were designed by our Residents to gather Preceptors’ perspectives and ideas on the topic as well as better understand their mindset. One concern raised by Residents is gaining experience, confidence, and comfort working in a variety of practice types. Our Preceptors recommended:PracticeWe also asked Preceptors to share their views on how to formally and informally address the delivery of content. This sparked a dialogue regarding whose responsibility it is to teach Practice Management. Based on our conversation, several Preceptors felt that Residents are responsible for their transition to practice and satisfying its corresponding curriculum objectives. Preceptors did recommend designing and developing a standardized curriculum; specifying the curriculum objectives and core competencies; partnering with business leaders on the topic; and a transition to practice game:Formal.jpgInformalWe completed the session eliciting Preceptors’ thoughts on teaching Practice Management. Participants expressed that modelling best practice is important and essential in educating Residents; however, they again encouraged their learners to take initiative and clarify their expectations about what they hope to achieve and experience during residency.

ImproveTransitioning to practice is a stressful and anxious period for many Residents. Medicine’s body of knowledge continues to expand and evolve in its complexity. The shift from the cottage industry to the corporate model is limiting Residents’ access to mentorship. Generational differences in work-life balance are creating a tension between emerging and established practitioners. Implementing a mentorship program for Residents and offering learners the opportunity to manage a clinic are approaches to providing Residents greater exposure to the content while reinforcing an experiential education.

Learn more about what our Preceptor participants wished they would have known in the post below!

Cheers!

Jacqueline

Transition to Practice: Preceptors’ Perspectives (Part I)

At the recent UBC Faculty Development Retreat, I had the privilege of co-presenting with Chief Resident Dr. Alicia Pawluk (PGY2 & IMG) on Transition to Practice. We began the session asking Preceptors what they wish they would have known prior to entering their profession. Here’s what they shared:

Over the next week, I’ll be highlighting Preceptors’ insights and suggestions on Practice Management. Learn about our Abbotsford-Mission & Chilliwack Residents’ perspectives, needs, and ideas on Transition to Practice here!

Cheers!

Jacqueline