Becoming Involved With Your Program
Postgraduate Medical Education Involvement
We welcome you to get involved at any level in postgraduate medical education. Residents have great opportunity to influence the decisions and directions of the Postgraduate Medical Education Office, your specific residency program, as well as the entire Northern Ontario School of Medicine. You can build your leadership skills and help with governance, recruitment, policy direction, curriculum development, social activities and much more.
Calls for resident participation on committees and working groups will come up throughout the academic year through our Resident Bulletin, The ‘Script, and/or from Chief/Senior Residents in your program.
The following is a list of resident participation group examples:
- NOSM Board of Directors
- Academic Council
- Admissions Committee
- Library Working Group
- Francophone Reference Group
- Resident Recruitment
- Budget Committee
- Curriculum Development
- Education Advisory Board
- Indigenous Reference Group
Residents as Teachers (RaTs)
Residents have an important role in teaching undergraduate medical students. Early in your residency training, you will take RaTs workshops to provide you with teaching skills and hopefully spark an interest in teaching that will last throughout your professional career. In the future, we encourage sharing your knowledge and experience as NOSM (or other university) faculty and teachers. As medical education becomes more distributed, most physicians will also become teachers. RaTs is an important part of your residency training, an accreditation requirement for the undergraduate MD program, and an expectation of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Your myCurriculum site contains a Residents as Teachers page which a list of helpful resources as well as an archived RaTs workshop. Instructions are also embedded that direct residents on how to ensure evaluations are sent to NOSM UME learners in order to gain valuable feedback. Each program will have it’s own teaching requirements; please refer to your program coordinator for specific information and requirements.