Contract Opportunity for a Family Physician as the Triple C Education Coordinator
The Department of Academic Family Medicine (DAFM) is proud to announce that it is expanding and restructuring while updating its curriculum according to the Triple C Competency Based Guidelines as described by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This part-time contract opportunity encompasses leadership, competency curriculum development, education and administration and will be offered at eight (8) half days per week for up to three years.
The Triple C Education Coordinator’s duties will be that of administering, developing, implementing and evaluating the Triple C Curriculum for approximately five half days per week. This contractor should be available to meet with faculty in the department each Thursday of the week.
Three half days of this contract would be clinical education practice with learners in the clinical phase of the undergraduate or postgraduate Family Medicine curriculum.
The Triple C Curriculum Coordinator will assume the overall responsibility for implementing the Triple C Curriculum of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for the DAFM in Saskatchewan. The role will include work with Residency Training Coordinators and faculty in each of the departments training sites to implement and subsequently maintain a Family Medicine experience consistent with the College of Family Physicians Triple C recommendations for training and the new Red Book dated December 2012.
Specific areas of focus with respect to the curriculum will include: 1. Clinical context – ensuring that focus of the training is on comprehensive Family Medicine with the provision of continuing care for an identified group of patients across settings; 2. Specific domains of care – ensuring appropriate competencies have been identified for the domains of care in Family Medicine and the sites have effective methods for ensuring that residents have the opportunity to develop these competencies. 3. Academic programing – while acknowledging that different sites will have different resources to support the program, there must be a well-organized and comprehensive academic program that complements the clinical learning activities of the residents. It must make use of a variety of teaching methods and take into account the range of learning styles among the resident group and encourage life-long learning.
The Triple C Coordinator will be directly responsible to the Program Director through the Conjoint Education Committee and the Residency Training Committee. These committees report directly to the Department Head of the DAFM.
Travel within Saskatchewan will be required.
The DAFM has 26 full-time faculty, approximately 400 community faculty and ~100 Residents training in distributed sites throughout the province. The DAFM faculty hold leadership roles in undergraduate and postgraduate education, the Saskatoon and Regina Health Regions, Primary Health Care, Continuing Professional Learning, medico-legal education, Aboriginal Health and Medical Health Officer. The Department is devoted to increasing the number of medical students that choose Family Medicine by providing dynamic undergraduate Family Medicine educational experiences. The goal of the residency training program in Family Medicine is to graduate family physicians who are ready to practice high quality comprehensive continuing care as a Family Medicine specialist. Learners are exposed to full scope Family Medicine and have opportunities to train in distributed medical education sites throughout the program. The DAFM maintains a good working relationship with all the basic sciences and clinical departments within the College of Medicine and this enhances learning opportunities in Family Medicine.
Physicians in the DAFM enjoy the benefits of a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment to support their clinical, teaching and scholarly activities. Physicians and residents in all locations participate in the provision of a broad range of care including adult medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics and in-hospital/nursing home care. Our social accountability mandate is to train family physicians to care for the health needs of the underserved rural, remote and urban populations of SK.
The College of Medicine, U of S:
The College of Medicine utilizes a distributed education model with approximately 275 university based faculty and over 800 community faculty distributed throughout all 13 Saskatchewan Health Regions. The College of Medicine has a current enrolment of approximately 375 undergraduate medical students and 400 postgraduate medical residents.
The DAFM requires a family physician with strong leadership skills to champion the curriculum change process in Postgraduate Family Medicine. It is crucial that the Triple C Coordinator be able to motivate change and set clear expectations and timelines. We are looking for an individual with high energy, creativity and the ability to create a positive work environment and build team success.
We are particularly interested in hearing from family physicians who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise along with the necessary experience, qualifications and interest in medical education and in teaching medical students, Family Medicine residents and faculty.
Interested family physicians are invited to submit their expression of interest including a current curriculum vitae and three references as soon as possible. For further information regarding these contract opportunities, qualified physicians are encouraged to contact:
Dr. Alanna Danilkewich, Department Head
Department of Academic Family Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 655-4235 E-mail: email@example.com
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.