CFPC: Tips for Supervising Learners

In response to the emerging needs of our family medicine teachers, we are pleased to release Tips for Supervising Family Medicine Learners Providing Virtual Care. This timely resource is intended to help family medicine teachers and learners adjust to the new learning environment required of us during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join your teaching colleagues on Thursday, April 9th, for a series of virtual peer discussion sessions to talk about your challenges, potential solutions and best practices for teaching in the current setting. We have set up a series of Zoom sessions throughout the day to accommodate various time zones and schedules. Please note that the session at noon is being offered in French only. Help us continue to build our supportive community of practice among family medicine teachers across Canada during this challenging time.
There’s no need to register for the session; just go to one of the links below at the time you would like to join. If you have any questions or technical issues, please email Our moderators will introduce the new resource and then the session will largely take on a Q & A and discussion format to draw on the expertise of participants. Everyone is encouraged to turn on their cameras. Virtual meeting etiquette will be reviewed at the start of the session.
8:00 a.m. (ET) – Moderators: Dr. Ivy Oandasan (CFPC) and Dr. Brent Wolfrom (Queen’s University)
12:00 p.m. (ET) – Moderators: Dr. Lyne Ménard (University of Montreal) and Dr. Miriam Boillat (McGill University); French language session
3:00 p.m. (ET) – Moderators: Dr. Aaron Johnston (University of Calgary) and Dr. Alex Singer (University of Manitoba)
6:00 p.m. (ET) – Moderators: Dr. Ivy Oandasan (CFPC) and Dr. Teresa Cavett (University of Manitoba)

Teaching Online Resources: Engaging Participants


Hope you are all well. I’ve received several questions over the past couple of weeks on how to engage participants while teaching online. Under our Preceptor Resources tab at the top, you’ll find Academic Half Day: Preparation. This page includes a series of exercises that encourage the full participation of learners. Many of these ideas can be adapted to a webinar style format. I’ve also assembled a few articles and additional resources on the topic:

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, and concerns as we quickly transition to a virtual space.

And keep up the great work! I’m so proud of you all in your ability to channel that inner surfer and ride this learning curve with grace and confidence.

We got this.

~ Jacqueline

Working with Learners: Virtual Practice

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This session is open to all interested:

Dear Preceptors,

Please join us on Thursday, April 2nd for this important webinar, hosted by the CSM’s Continuing Medical Education, Office of Faculty Development and Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives . This webinar will assist preceptors in facilitating their learners through virtual clinics.

Thursday, April 2
7-8 p.m. (MST)
(Access further information & webinar link here.)

The session will include a presentation on learning in virtual clinics followed by a general Q&A period in which participants will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to the new virtual learning format.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Aaron Johnston – Associate Dean, DLRI- and Dr. Kelly Burak – Associate Dean, CME at the Cumming School of Medicine and will be joined by our special guest experts from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, Dr. Emmanuel Gye and Dr. Sanjeev Bhatla.

We hope to see you all online this Thursday, at 7:00 PM. If you are unable to attend at this time, but would like access to the webinar after the fact, please email us directly at

Best Regards,

Aaron Johnston, BSc, MD, CCFP-EM, FCFP
Associate Dean, Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Chair-elect Section of Teachers, Canadian College of Family Physicians

CFPC: The COVID-19 Pivot Series

The COVID-19 Pivot: Protecting Patients and Physicians During the Pandemic
Speakers: Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Jennifer Young
Date and Time: Thursday April 2, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

The COVID-19 Pivot: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness
Speakers: Dr. Jared Bullard and Dr. Naheed Dosani
Date and Time: Thursday April 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

More on CFPC Clinical Webinars here.