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 active learning
  • Target teaching to the level of the learner
  • Use effective questioning to elicit clinical reasoning and/or decision making

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 (practice based, classroom based, self-directed learning)
  • Match content and responsibility to the level of the learner

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

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

  • Integrate learner’s educational history and goals in the educational plan
  • Describe characteristics of healthy relationships (UBC professional standards) and boundaries
  • Recognize (mis)treatment and its impact
  • Recognize a student in difficulty
  • Adequately utilize resources for student support

Registration coming soon.

Advance learners through feedback and reflection.

  • Establish conditions for effective feedback and reflection
  • Discuss principles and 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 principles of programmatic assessment
  • Compare and contrast tools used to support rater based assessments
  • Discuss role of direct observation in assessment

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

More sessions to come. 

If you are interested in attending a future session, please email fac.dev@ubc.ca to be notified when dates are announced.

 

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: TBA

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