The Max Rady College of Medicine Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Core Curriculum was developed in 1996 in response to the following:
Recommendations of the Royal College (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for academic teaching to ensure consistent attainment of required competencies common to all Residency Programs. Specifically, residency curriculum requires that residents receive academic teaching with respect to teaching and assessment.
Undergraduate Medical Education Accreditation Standard, Standard 9.1 requires that residents who supervise, teach or assess medical students be familiar with the learning objectives of the required learning experience in which they participate and that the resident be prepared for their role in teaching and assessment.
Since inception, Core Curriculum has continually added courses to reflect requirements of residency education. Courses are continually reviewed to ensure their relevance.
Each Resident is advised to refer to Course requirements in the Curriculum Management System (Entrada) for their program specific requirements. Once a course is completed, the resident will receive credit in the Curriculum Management System (Entrada) within two business weeks. Core Curriculum Schedules can be accessed through the ' UofM - PGME Events Calendar'.
Multiple dates are available for residents to register for this half-day online session to teach residents safe documentation, delegation and consenting. The seminar will prepare residents to respond appropriately to institutional and legal complaints.
This course is meant to offer a small snapshot of diversity and consideration for providing culturally proficient care. Depending on previous education, training and life experiences, residents will bring different knowledge, attitudes and skills to this learning. As they go through this course, the residents are asked to think about their own beliefs and experiences regarding culture and diversity.
The course considers three populations served by the health care professions: the onus is on the resident to apply concepts appropriately in cases that are not directly addressed. Three populations considered within the module are First Nations, Inuit and Metis; immigrant/refugee and LGBTQ populations. Students submit their written reflections online and they are read/marked by the Director of Academic Curriculum.
This course aims to educate the learner regarding contemporary issues in prescription writing such as opiate prescribing policy, safety for the patient and prescriber. As well, the privilege, responsibility and process of script writing in Manitoba will be explained. Any learner who wants to proceed to apply for script writing privileges will be able to do so after this seminar. It should be mentioned that overwhelmingly, after attending the seminar, learners choose not to pursue learner privileges in Manitoba. However, any learner interested in this privilege will be supported by Core Curriculum with the process.
Refer to thePrescribing Policyfor additional information of prescription writing for residents published within Standards of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
Completion of previous course Prescription Writing will not provide credit for Drug Prescribing Safety.
Practice Management Mandatory to be completed in the final year of RCPSC Programs. CFPC residents have the option to complete the Family Medicine Practice Management or CMA Practice Management. This course must be completed in the final year of CFPC training.
Lead: Joule (a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association)
In coordination with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office, Joule provides two 3-hour online seminars for senior residents. One session focuses on Financial Planning and one focuses on business management. Issues of practice management relevant to the start of clinical practice will be discussed (such as evaluating practice opportunities, physician remuneration, insurance and taxation). Practice Management is a core skill recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as important to residents’ future success as physicians. As such, attendance to this seminar is mandatory for all senior residents.
The timing of Part 1 and Part 2 is determined by individual programs.
Mandatory for the trainee cohort starting 2019-2020 Lead: Dr. Abdul Sokoro
A fundamentals online course introduces the learner to the principals of resource stewardship, specifically, impact of overuse, underuse and misuse of resources. Antibiotic stewardship will serve as an illustrative example.
Part B: Self-Initiated Project.
Program directors have the option to OPT IN for this component.
Residents will complete a self initiated small project examining a resource stewardship issue relevant to their practice. Further information is available on UM Learn.
Teaching Development Program
The Teaching Development Program is a program designed to give residents and graduate students current teaching tools and skill sets to be more effective teachers in the clinical setting. These are essential tools that residents and graduate students will be able to use not only in the clinical arena but outside of it also. The TDP is mandatory for all residents for successful completion of their respective residency programs.
The focus of this module is to elaborate on the R.I.M.E. Framework of evaluation of learners in the learning environment.
This module discusses the topic of feedback from the perspectives of both the learner and the teacher. It also focuses on using the A.R.C.H. Framework for providing effective feedback.
The module focuses on effective teaching for case review using the One Minute Preceptor; bedside teaching; and teaching procedural skills.
Learner in difficulty
This module focuses on applying the S.O.A.P. framework to diagnose a problem learner, identifying strategies for working with a problem learner, describing the four basic steps for delivering difficult feedback and describing how to manage reactions to difficult feedback.
Nightmares Simulation Boot Camp
This simulation-based course gives PGY 1 residents the opportunity to manage challenging cases in a safe environment and focuses on both medical management and principles of Crisis Resource Management. It consists of 4 simulations sessions.
Objectives: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
Describe the principles of Crisis Resource Management.
Manage a patient in cardiac arrest following the ACLS guidelines.
Manage a patient with a cardiac emergency including stable and unstable tachycardia/bradycardia, and ACS.
Manage a patient with an acute respiratory emergency including acute pulmonary edema, anaphylaxis and COVID respiratory failure.
Manage a patient with altered mental status including alcohol withdrawal, opioid toxicity and sepsis.