CAME Webinars

CAME Webinar Series 2022


Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Title: Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Medical Education

Presenters: Dr. Ayelet Kuper and Dr. Umberin Najeeb, University of Toronto

Overview: These rounds are designed to address antisemitism and Islamophobia and to help faculty members ensure that all of our learners and faculty members feel safe and able to engage in respectful conversations.  The rounds will include content on transformative learning, dialogue. and teaching with stories about the antisemitism and Islamophobia affecting Canadian medical learners and faculty.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 

Time:  12:00pm-1:00pm PDT

Title: Using Reflective Writing to Remediate Professionalism: Practices and Pitfalls

Presenters: Dr. Tracy Moniz, Mount Saint Vincent University

Overview: Lapses in professionalism have high stakes for medical learners and educators. Problems with professionalism, unless appropriately and effectively remediated, may portend serious problems in practice, including patient dissatisfaction, medical errors, physician burnout, and strained workplace relationships. Yet, remediating professionalism is especially challenging. Increasingly, educators are turning to reflective writing as a strategy in this domain. This webinar will consider how and why medical educators use reflective writing as an educational intervention in remediating professionalism and explore current practices and pitfalls in this process.

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Title: Shifting to Structural Competence in the Healthcare Profession: The Role of Anti-Oppression in Patient Safety and Provider Competence

Presenters: Dr. Mariam Abdurrahman, McMaster University

Overview: The fundamental purpose of the health professions is patient safety and improved population outcomes delivered through responsive and sustainable healthcare systems. Equity, diversity and inclusion as captured within the broader umbrella of structural competence are critical but often overlooked factors for patient safety. The Pandemic and concurrent emblematic events have highlighted critical gaps in the responsiveness of the health system, emphasizing the imperative for equity, anti-oppressive health systems encounters and systems sustainability. Much of the work in this area has focused to date on cultural competence but this is inadequate and may suggest an elective quality to it.

In contrast, moving beyond cultural to structural competence shifts the target from an elective aspiration to a professional responsibility that is grounded in patient safety and systems sustainability. Specifically, when health professions education and training operate from a stance of structural competence, it demands a reflexive practice of critically examining patient care from entry to exit, recognizing that equity, inclusion and anti-oppressive environments are vital to patient safety and population health outcomes.

The purpose of this talk is to explore what structural competence entails, reflect on what it would look like to adopt this approach and how this approach translates to a sustained commitment to the important values of equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression in health professions education.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Title: Educating Future Physicians in the COVID era: A Scoping Review of Effective, Inclusive, and Resilient Online Medical Education

Presenters: Dr. Anna MacLeod, Dalhousie University

Overview: Dr. MacLeod led a recent SSHRC scoping review study on virtual deliver of Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) amid COVID-19. During this webinar, MacLeod will describe this knowledge synthesis project, and offer best practices regarding effective, inclusive, and resilient virtual education for becoming physicians.

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