Preceptor Resources

New Preceptor Development

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) welcomes individuals who are interested in becoming teachers in our program.  If you would like to take on a teaching role in UME (or if you’re already a teacher and would like to know more about our program) please contact umehelpdesk@ucalgary.ca to set up an appointment to meet with Assistant Dean, Pre-Clerkship.

Located below are some important links and general information to be consider teaching for the Cumming School of Medicine's Undergraduate Medical Education program. 

Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development provides the tools to assist faculty in achieving success and satisfaction as they pursue their many academic roles. To accomplish this we offer an evolving program of workshops and seminars. Our teaching workshops are the current focus of these activities. Over the next year, additional career development, mentorship, and wellness programs will be offered. Check back with us often to see what is new.

Becoming a Master Teacher

Master Teachers are physicians who have a demonstrated track record of providing excellence in education. After receiving further training in educational techniques through the Teaching Scholars in Medicine Certificate Program, Master Teachers are subsequently integrated into their teaching roles within the undergraduate medical curriculum. There they take on a wide variety of teaching roles ranging from didactic sessions to bedside encounters with patients.

Faculty Appointment Requirements

LCME Accreditation Standard

9.2 Faculty Appointments

A medical school ensures that supervision of medical students is provided throughout required clinical learning experiences by members of the medical school’s faculty. 

Please contact your Department Head to begin the process of obtaining a Faculty Appointment. 

Presentation Disclosure, Copyright  and  Accreditation Slide Requirements

All presentations given during lectures are required to contain three additional information slides.  Faculty disclosure regarding commercial interests, copyright acknowledgements and topic descriptions for Accreditation Standard ED-10 Standard 7: Curricular Content. These slides will be forwarded to your by your Program Coordinator prior to your lecture or click here to download. 


Video Podcasts

Thanks for your interest in taking on a role in medical education. We have developed a series of podcasts that are intended to assist you in beginning and continuing your role. The podcasts are organized into two groups. The first collection is intended for individuals who are beginning a role as a UME teacher in the Cumming School of Medicine. This collection offers an introduction to several topics that will help you to understand how our curriculum is organized and some of the philosophies that guide our teaching. Even experienced teachers may learn something from these recordings!

The second collection is intended for people who are taking on a leadership role within our courses and committees. These individuals will also want to review the podcasts in the first collection and then delve into those in collection two. The podcasts in collection two outline some of the expectations for the role of a course leader and offers guidance in situations that may require course leader involvement.

I hope you enjoy the podcasts; any questions can be directed to me at the email address below.

Enjoy your teaching! 
KB

Kevin Busche MD BSc FRCPC 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Assistant Dean, Preclerkship 
Undergraduate Medical Education 
Cumming School of Medicine 
University of Calgary

UME: 403 210 3841 | RGH: 403 943 3214 
kdbusche@ucalgary.ca

Program Must See Clinical Presentations

The Undergraduate Medical Curriculum at the University of Calgary

Introduction

When the University of Calgary Medical School was founded in 1970, the ‘Systems-Based’ curricular model was adopted, and produced highly qualified physicians over its 30 years of existence. Building on the strengths of this curricular model, the University of Calgary Medical School modified its curriculum in the mid 1990s to what is called a ‘Clinical Presentation’ curriculum. This innovative model, which has now been adopted by over 15 other medical schools worldwide, aims to organize teaching around the 120+/- 5 ways a patient can present to a physician. These Clinical Presentations can take the form of historical points (e.g. chest pain), physical examination signs (e.g. hypertension), or laboratory abnormalities (e.g. elevated serum lipids). This structure thus takes the over 3200 diagnostic entities known in medicine, and organizes them within the framework of the finite (120+/-5) ways patients present to their physicians.

When the Clinical Presentation curriculum was adopted, University of Calgary faculty members were asked to develop their course objectives in a logical and structured fashion. What spontaneously emanated from the minds of these skilled teachers were classification systems, unique to each Clinical Presentation, that have subsequently been called ‘schemes’. These schemes provide scaffolding onto which basic and clinical sciences knowledge can be both structured and integrated, while also aiding in clinical problem solving. This use of schemes, or clinical problem-solving pathways, has been widely supported in medical education and cognitive psychology literature, including studies originating at the University of Calgary.  The clinical presentation curriculum teaches the basic science and clinical knowledge pertinent to each clinical presentation and provides an approach to the solution of the clinical problems. The schemes for all 120 Clinical Presentations have now been compiled into one book, the University of Calgary “Black Book”, which will be given to all students upon entering medical school. Each class will be expected to continue the process of modifying and improving the new editions of this compilation. 

This is the general framework of the clinical presentations for each of our Pre-clerkship “systems” courses. A complete list of all the clinical presentations can be found on the Medical Council of Canada site, on the Objectives for Qualifying Examination page. Click here to be directed to the MCC site . 

Clinical Presentation (Definition)

A clinical presentation must:

  • Represent a common or important way in which a patient, group of patients, community or population actually presents to the physician and which a graduate would be expected to handle.
  • Be important and substantive enough to warrant interdisciplinary input and cover a broad content area so that Faculty objectives can be met.  Less substantive clinical presentations are probably best included under a broader category.  For example, "epistaxis" is probably best included under bleeding tendency/bruising.

A complete list of the clinical presentations for the University of Calgary Medical Doctor Program can be viewed in the links below:

Preclerkship Clinical Presentations

Clerkship Clinical Presentations

Clerkship Procedures and Tasks

General Objectives (MCC)


Student Evaluations Information


Course Leaders Checklist

Colleagues

 You may or not be aware of the emphasis that the University of Calgary is now placing on Copyright Compliance. The Provost’s Office has designated this issue as one of critical importance, following a recent legal action brought by a publisher against York University for unauthorized use of copyright protected materials.

 The Undergraduate Medical Education Office is working with course leaders and teachers to move towards copyright compliance. The most immediate issue for most teachers is understanding what needs to be done to ensure that lecture and small group presentations are compliant.

 I would ask you to ensure that your presentations in lectures or small groups adhere to the following guidelines for copyright compliance:

In class

You can project a copy, image/figure/chart or video taken from an outside source (e.g. downloaded).

Proper citations are advised.*

Posting Lecture Slides to OSLER or Podcasts

  1. Your lecture presentations: you may include short excerpts of a work with proper credit (eg. charts, tables, figures, images). The Copyright Office (copyright@ucalgary.ca) can assist you with ensuring your use is covered by fair dealing (‘fair dealing’ is an exception to the Copyright Act that allows for the use of material for purposes that include research, private study or education).
  2. PDFs of articles, book chapters, etc.: please check with the copyright office
  3. Links to articles, book chapters, etc. can be posted. If using materials from the Internet please ensure they are legally posted.

For Exams:

You can project images, post scanned material and handout photocopied material. Proper citations are advised.*

 *Ideally citations are included with the material, (e.g. below the image you have included) however a list of citations may also be included at the end of your presentation. If you do not know the source of an image please cite it Source Unknown.

Cartoons that are used in lecture presentations are a unique challenge; cartoonists and cartoon syndicates are notoriously litigious. Unless it is absolutely essential for learning, please do not include cartoons in your presentations.

Course material of any type for the UME program must only be posted on our password-protected curriculum repository (OSLER) not on other websites or dropbox sites.

If you would like the Copyright Office to review a presentation to ensure compliance, please send your presentation to copyright@ucalgary.ca. They can confirm if there are any issues for you to be aware of.

The UME will be doing spot checks on presentations uploaded to OSLER to ensure Copyright control of posted material to analyze our compliance.

Thank you for your attention to this; it is vitally important that we all move towards achieving copyright compliance.

Sincerely,

Kevin Busche BSc, MD, FRCPC Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Assistant Dean, Preclerkship
Undergraduate Medical Education

Basic Copyright Information

  • Copyright automatically applies to original works such as books, articles, videos, music, paintings, photographs, digital works and performances of these works
  • Text, images, video and music are usually copyright material whether published or found on the Internet
  • For 50 years after the death of the creator, copyright protects works from being copied, performed or distributed without the permission of the copyright holder
  • After that period has passed, the work is then in the public domain and may be freely used
  • Copyright does not protect facts and ideas
  • Royalty free web sites are a good way to avoid copyright issues
  • http://library.ucalgary.ca/copyright/using-material-class
  • Electronic materials available through the library are under licenses which dictate how the materials can be used (i.e. shared, printed, copied, etc.)
  • Whenever you use someone else’s work you must cite according to the conventions or style guide of your discipline.

Resources

The university is not liable for any infringing copies made or communicated by students including such copies made or communicated using copiers or scanners made available by the university, or for students/faulty who post infringing materials on the learning management system. Students/faulty who copy or communicate copyright-protected works should either obtain the permission of the copyright owner or be satisfied that the copying or communicating of the works falls within one of the exemptions in the Copyright Act.

For more information, please contact the Copyright Office (copyright@ucalgary.ca) or click here for further information 

Presentation Resources (X-ray & CT scan)

Below are some helpful links to help with the development of Lecture Presentations

A copy of our Disclosure, Copyright and Accreditation topic slides are available here

Please read/follow the copyright notations when using this material. 

http://chestatlas.com/

Copyright Note(s)

Free for educational use

Dept of Radiology, University of Washington

http://liveratlas.org/

Copyright Note(s)

Free for educational use.

Please access the academic license and provide licensee info:

http://c4c.uwc4c.com/express_license_technologies/liver-imaging-atlas

Required copyright acknowledgement line: “The Liver Imaging Atlas: www.liveratlas.org. Copyright © 2010 University of Washington. All Rights Reserved.”

http://www.radiologyassistant.nl/en/

Copyright Note(s)

The images and illustrations on this site may be reproduced for educational purposes with due credit being given to the original author and the Radiology Assistant

http://radiopaedia.org/

Copyright Note(s)

The content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Attribution Requirements:

 

Please include both the name of the contributing user and Radiopaedia.org.

e.g. Case courtesy of Dr Robert Jones, Radiopaedia.org

 

If you are using the work online, then please also include a direct link to the original case, to the home page and to this licence page.

Case courtesy of Dr Ian Bickle, http://radiopaedia.org/

From the case http://radiopaedia.org/cases/right-upper-lobe-collapse-5

http://gamuts.acr.org/

Copyright Note(s)

Free resource for radiologists

http://www.yale.edu/imaging/

This site to be decommissioned soon

Copyright Note(s)

The content is licensed under Creative Commons 2.5

Please credit the images as "CC Patrick J. Lynch and C. Carl Jaffe, Yale University, 2006."

Radiological Society of North America

http://mirc.rsna.org/query

Copyright Note(s)

Public license to use materials

http://www.eurorad.org/

Copyright Note(s)

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is the copyright owner of the EURORAD data base. The EURORAD database contains resources which incorporate material contributed or licensed by individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by Austrian and foreign copyright laws. All persons reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of this information are expected to adhere to the terms and conditions asserted by the copyright holder. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

http://www.ctisus.com/

Copyright Note(s)

Internet exception

**the only copyright notice is: “All images on this site are © 2015 Elliot K. Fishman, MD

**no terms of use

http://bit.ly/1GouArZ

Copyright Note(s)

The library images are free to download for non-commercial educational purposes only. All images should be credited in the format: CITC/Firland TB Image Library; contributor

http://bit.ly/1cWQiIS

Copyright Note(s)

You do not need permission to publish if the purpose of your work is for individual use for a non-profit, educational purpose (such as a class paper or PowerPoint presentation for which no charge is rendered or for a research paper).

**for classroom display only(?)

http://bit.ly/1BiA7kN

Copyright Note(s)

As per copyright regulations, "fair use" of selected portions of the material for educational purposes by individuals and organizations is permitted, provided that proper attribution accompanies such use. The RSNA and ACR copyright notice must appear on all copies. 

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