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Small Group Problem Based - Education

The PBSG-ED Program  is a series of modules dedicated to enhancing the educational and supervisory skills of NOSM preceptors and clinical faculty. The modules provide continuing education in a case based format that makes judicious use of the most recent and best evidence available. Within each model, participants are introduced to several clinical cases of teaching and learning derived from the practices of physician or health-care professional preceptors. The cases are designed to promote discussion of challenging issues and dilemmas that are likely to arise when working with learners. Paired with the cases is a current review of the medical education literature which highlights important findings and principles for participants. Critical cases and relevant literature findings foster reflection and provide opportunities to refine skills. This prepares the way for clinician teachers to improve their knowledge on the selected topic along with acquiring new frameworks and skills which can be applied in the supervision of their next learner. There are currently ten modules in the series. Printed materials include a facilitator’s guide which can be used to organize an educational session of 1-2 hours in your community for a group of 5-12 interested preceptors.

Module Topics                                                                                                                                 PBSG-ED Logo printed in dark and medium blue on a white background with a blue circle that has four points in the shape of people which represents the group learning. There is also an image of two people discussing something on the cover page.

  1. Assessment of Learner Performance
  2. Conflict Management-Strategies for the Preceptor
  3. Developing Professionalism in our Learners
  4. Feedback
  5. International Medical Graduates: Orienting, Teaching and Connecting
  6. Learner in Difficulty
  7. Medical Mistakes: How to Help learners with Errors and Adverse Outcomes
  8. Preparing for New Learners: Planning and Orientation
  9. Time Efficient Teaching Strategies: Teaching on the Fly
  10. Working Together: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Among Health Professionals
  11. **NEW MODULE!!! Teacher as Coach: Facilitating Learner Growth and Development
    *Please view the brochure, by clicking on the brochure image,  for more specific information on each topic.

Ordering Modules

(Please note that module fees are determined by the Program for Faculty Development,  McMaster University)

Modules can be purchased per the following fee schedule:

  • 10 Participants or less… $125
  • 11-15 Participants………. $185
  • 16-20 Participants……… $250

These fees include a booklet for each participant as well as an evaluation template, a facilitator guide, and a sign-in sheet. All evaluations and sign-in sheets must be returned to the CEPD office at which time certificates of attendance will be issued to participants.

Please order a PBSG-Ed Module by completing this form. Note that you will need to submit a “Confidentiality and Licensing Agreement” and an “Instruction for Facilitators Form” at the time of your order.

For additional information:

Contact: CEPD Office

Email: cepd@nosm.ca

Phone: 1-800-461-8777 ext. 7459

Certification / Accreditation

This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This educational activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for up to 2.0 hour(s).