The Teacher Certificate Program is a longitudinal program comprising five workshops. It addresses foundational pedagogy and skills for teachers in medical education. It is delivered cyclically at the distributed sites of the UBC Medical Education Program.
WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?
The program is designed for teachers in the Medical Education Programs.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM?
The program aims to equip teachers in medical education with the basic knowledge and skills to teach effectively.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM?
The program is delivered cyclically at all distributed sites and may be adapted to address groups of teachers in specific contexts, including those teaching in the Health Professions.
The program is delivered by experts in education as a series of five workshops addressing the topics below.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM?
Each workshop stands alone and can be attended independently. To complete the program, all five workshops must be completed.
- Optimizing the Learning Environment
This topic is broken into three workshops: Small Group, Clinical, and Large Group Settings. (To complete the program, attendance in one of the three is required.)
- Use strategies to maximize the learning opportunities specific to the context (small group, clinical, large group)
- Integrate learner’s educational history and goals in the educational plan
- Orient learner to educational plan and objectives of the learning experience
- Match content and responsibility to the level of the learner
- Feedback and Reflection
Advance learners through effective educational alliances, feedback and reflective processes.
- Establish conditions for effective feedback and reflection
- Apply principles for transformative feedback
- Discuss tools to facilitate feedback conversations
- Clinical Reasoning
Facilitate clinical reasoning 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
- Assessment and Direct Observation
Provide formative and summative assessment with attention to validity and reliability.
- Discuss the implication of low stakes assessment on formative feedback and summative feedback
- Use effective practices in delivering narrative feedback
- Incorporate direct observation into feedback
- Learner Relationships & Learner in Difficulty
Optimize learner and teacher relationships and support learners in difficulty.
- Describe characteristics of healthy relationships (UBC professional standards) and boundaries
- Develop an awareness of (mis)treatment and its impact
- Recognize a student in difficulty
- Identify cognitive and non-cognitive contributory factors
- Adequately utilize resources for student support
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a completion certificate.
For information about program plans and schedules at the sites, please visit the site website/contact:
- IMP, please visit https://imp.med.ubc.ca/
- NMP, please visit https://www2.unbc.ca/northern-medical-program/faculty-development
- SMP, please visit https://smp.med.ubc.ca/
- VFMP, please visit https://vfmpfacdev.med.ubc.ca/programs/teacher-certificate-program/