Certificate Programs

These are a selection of offerings with predefined objectives which allow faculty to earn a certificate and/ or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. For more information, please contact us.

 

Teacher Certificate Program

The program consists of 5 in-person workshops covering core topics in health professionals’ education. Each session is 1.5 hours and will accumulate toward a certificate of completion. (Click on title to view session objectives)

Facilitate active learning appropriate to the learner’s stage.

  • Explain current concepts underpinning clinical reasoning
  • Differentiate approaches to clinical reasoning across the learning continuum
  • Target teaching to the level of the learner
  • Use effective questioning to elicit clinical reasoning

Registration: https://www.eply.com/TeacherCertificateProgram2017-12-06

Effectively teach in the format best aligned with teaching goals.

  • Use strategies to maximize the learning opportunities specific to the context (small group, clinical, large group, coaching and mentoring)
  • Integrate learner’s educational history and goals in the educational plan
  • Match content and responsibility to the level of the learner
  • Orient learner to educational plan and objectives of the learning experience

Registration: https://www.eply.com/TeacherCertificateProgram2018-04-11

Optimize learner and teacher relationship, and support learners in difficulty.

  • Describe characteristics of healthy relationships (UBC professional standards) and boundaries
  • Recognize (mis)treatment and its impact
  • Recognize a student in difficulty
  • Identify cognitive and non-cognitive contributory factors
  • Adequately utilize resources for student support

Registration coming soon.

Advance learners through feedback and reflection.

  • Establish conditions for effective feedback and reflection
  • Apply principles for transformative feedback
  • Discuss tools to facilitate feedback conversations

Registration: https://www.eply.com/TeacherCertificateProgram2018-02-21

Provide direct observation and assessment.

  • Compare and contrast formative and summative assessment
  • Discuss the relationship of formative to summative feedback
  • Use best practices in delivering narrative feedback
  • Incorporate direct observation into feedback

Registration: https://www.eply.com/TeacherCertificateProgram2017-11-15

*Other regional sites (IMP, NMP, SMP) offer comparable programs as VFMP’s Teacher Certificate Program with the same teaching objectives.

An Introduction to Narrative Medicine for Teachers and Learners in the VFMP in Four Fun Sessions

Medical schools are increasingly introducing Narrative Medicine programming. Narrative Medicine is the practice of discussing short health care related written works.  It is a fantastic tool for fostering wellness and healthy workplace and learning culture. Our offering allows faculty, residents, and students in the VFMP to come together and get introduced to Narrative Medicine.  In a series of four evening small group sessions, facilitators will lead Narrative Medicine exercised and discussions.

The sessions will focus on the following themes:

  1. Introduction to Close Reading and Reflective Writing
  2. Clinical Encounter
  3. Communication & Collegiality
  4. Professional Identity & Self-Care

Faculty, residents and medical students are encouraged to register:

Fall Program 2017 – Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm
Dates: September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4
Location: Room 2230, 2nd Floor, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC.
Register Here: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/narrative_medicine_fall2017/

Medical Leadership Education Series, offered through the collaboration of Vancouver Coastal Health and VFMP Faculty Development

High-performing hospitals and learning environments needs strong physician leaders who are able to effectively deal with the medical and administrative complexity of the roles they fill. These workshops have been designed to offer practical tools and strategies to enhance the leadership capacity of physicians.

As a result of attending this physician education workshop, participants will be able to confidently:

    • Provide the rationale and an overview of a performance management framework
    • Identify the signs or symptoms of a likely performance issue involving a frontline physician
    • Initiate a performance conversation encompassing clinical and behavioral issues with frontline physicians
    • Differentiate between a constructive and ineffective feedback conversationg
    • Utilize a feedback tool

To register please send an email to vchleadership@vch.ca with the date and location of the course you would like to attend.

As a result of attending this physician education workshop, participants will be able to confidently:

  • Identify what constitutes bullying, harassment, respectful and disrespectful communication
  • Provide the learner information about the process to register a concern regarding bullying, harassment, respectful and disrespectful behaviour
  • Discern the options about how to approach and resolve bullying, harassment or disrespectful behaviour by a physician

To register please send an email to vchleadership@vch.ca with the date and location of the course you would like to attend.

As a result of attending this physician education workshop, participants will be able to confidently:

  • Utilize a 2 page meeting guideline to plan, prepare and deliver more effective meetings.
  • Apply the skills of balancing facilitator, physician and/or leader roles in meetings.
  • Increase meeting participant engagement through the application of specifi­c facilitations tools shared in this course.
  • Address disruptive behaviors and differing opinions in meetings, in order to keep meetings on track.
  • Defi­ne and create accountability for participants beyond the meeting by shifting intention into action.

Upcoming Dates:

To register please send an email to vchleadership@vch.ca with the date and location of the course you would like to attend.