Professionalism and Medical Ethics

Self-paced online modules, small group workshop with post-workshop mentoring

Course Overview

Physicians are committed to the health and well-being of individual patients, themselves and society through ethical practice, high personal standards of behaviour, accountability to the profession and society, physician-led regulation, and maintenance of personal health and professional wellness. This course is designed to help you recognize and safely navigate everyday ethical and professional challenges, identify and prevent conflicts and potential adverse events.

There are offerings of self-learning modules as well as face-to-face workshop followed by post-workshop mentoring in this course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped to:

  • Demonstrate values and expectations of professionalism in medical practice in Alberta
  • Identify situations that may be at high risk of raising issues around professionalism
  • Recognize the early warning signs indicating ethical dilemmas and boundary problems
  • Engage in reflective practice to maintain ethical and professional practice
  • Access resources that are available for continuous support of professionalism and wellness

Course Format

The online modules are available for you to self-register and complete at any time. Please read the how-to instructions carefully.

The workshop with post-workshop mentoring: The one-day workshop will be offered at various times throughout the year at the University of Calgary Foothills Campus. Upcoming workshop dates will be released as they become available.

You may choose to register for the online modules only.

Completion of the online modules is required prior to attending the workshop.

Contact

Niamh Lyons, Education Coordinator

niamh.lyons@ucalgary.ca

Blended

Credits

Online Modules

  • Mainpro+ Self-Learning – 1.5 credits
  • MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment – 1.5 hours

Workshop

  • Mainpro+ Group Learning – 6.0 credits
  • MOC Section 1 – 6.0 hours

Post-Workshop Mentoring

  • Mainpro+ Assessment – 6.0 credits
  • MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment – 6.0 hours

Online Modules

  1. CPSA Perspective
  2. Professionalism Overview
  3. Physician Wellness and Professionalism
  4. Communications and Professionalism

Workshop

7:30 - 8:00 Light breakfast and check-in

8:00 - 8:15 Opening remarks

8:15 - 10:15 Greg’s Story

10:15 - 10:30 Nutrition break

10:30 - 12:30 Concurrent: Physician Wellness / Communication Skills

12:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 Concurrent: Communication skills / Physician Wellness

15:30 Closing remarks (including introducing the post-workshop mentoring)

Post-Workshop Mentoring

Each workshop participant will be paired with a mentor for a six-month period. The mentor and mentee are required to have one-hour online, video meeting per month. During the meetings, the mentor and mentee will start with identifying the goals of the mentoring, selecting and reflecting on relevant readings, discussing challenging cases and strategies within practice context.

With the mentors’ help, the mentees will be able to:

  • Identify short-term and long-term personal goals in understanding and complying with professionalism expectations
  • Discover, reflect and identify areas for improvement in their own clinical experiences with challenging cases 
  • Practice skills that can help sustain professionalism competency within clinical practice  

Registration

Self-register for the free Online Modules. Create an ECME e-Learning Profile or login to an existing profile at https://ecme.ucalgary.ca. Once logged in, go to 'e-Learning Courses' from the main menu. Find ‘Professionalism and Medical Ethics (Online Modules)’ in the course listing. After submitting your registration, right away you will be redirected to start the course. 

Registration for the workshop with mentoring is by invitation/referral only. The registration fee is $5,000

Workshop Schedule

Coming Soon!