At our March 23, 2018 meeting, the following was discussed:
- Translational Research Program J. Ferenbok gave an overview of the Translational Research Program. Please visit the Translational Research Program website for more details.
- The Academy of Resident Teachers (ART) proposal was reviewed by members and comments collected and forwarded to the ART program planning committee. G. Bandiera thanked everyone for their input.
- Resident Report – Four key items were shared: 1) A financial program called Tax Talk is offered by PARO; 2) A PARO rep will be speaking at the PGY1 Orientation reception on June 28th and a PARO social event will follow; 3) A full General Council meeting will be held today to elect next year’spresident; 4) Call Room Issue: Sunnybrook has pledged funding for new call rooms, while issues at SMH and MSH are ongoing re call rooms that are difficult to access. It was noted that appropriately equipped facilities for breast-pumping have been requested.
- Postgraduate Administrators Advisory Committee (PAAC) B. Abankwah shared that the Program Administrators Appreciation Event will be moved to June. The PAAC Award nomination forms will be sent out shortly.
- COFM – Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act G. Bandiera noted that this Bill resulted in many changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) such as minimum wage, sick leave entitlement, etc. Unmatched Students were discussed. The MOHLTC is discussing the issue internally. HUEC – The Faculty Strategic Plan is still being developed with external consultants.The unmatched students continue to be a topic.The common badge issue was discussed. There seemed to be interest from the hospitals. The topic will be raised again at a future meeting.
- Internal Review Committee (RC) – L. Probyn presented the current status of the IRC activity. She indicated the new Institutional Accreditation Standards will be presented at the All Program Directors meeting on May 25th.
- CBME/BPEA G. Bandiera and S. Glover Takahashi presented 5 documents for approval prepared by the BPEA Advisory Committee to assist programs in CBME implementation. The documents provided templates and guidelines for the creation of Competency Committees, selecting assessors, providing timely assessment and feedback, disclosure of learner needs, and consideration of resident self-assessment.
- Transfer Principles Policy – L. Muharuma highlighted the comments received on the Transfer Guidelines. The document was accepted by members with the relevant edits and the final version will be posted on the website.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – Currently, the PG Office reimburses residents or the centres where the residents take their first ACLS training. If the program requires the resident to obtain re-certification, the program will pay for the course/reimburse the resident. If the hospital requires it for entry to a rotation, the hospital will pay for ACLS training.
- Global Health Day – B. Pakes presented an outline of the Global Health Education Initiative – a program for residents delivered via in-classroom modules by a variety of faculty and field experts. This year, the PG Global Health Day event will be held on Thursday, May 31st at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital from 12:30 to 5:00 pm, including lunch. All members are urged to attend and also encourage residents to attend.
- All PDs – G. Bandiera encouraged all PGMEAC members to attend the year-end All Program Directors and FM Site Directors meeting on Friday, May25th. Dr. Whiteside, former Dean will be giving the annual Mickle address, and awards will be presented.
- Date of Hospital Orientation – The hospital orientation date for incoming PGY1s will be the first working day after July 1st.
- CMPA Symposium Dates for the upcoming academic year are as follows (Family Medicine dates will be released shortly):
Tuesday, November 6th – Specialties
Thursday, November 8th – Specialties
Tuesday, March 5th – Specialties
Wednesday, March 6th – Specialties