Academic Program

Academic Events Attendance

Residents are required to attend all mandatory academic program events in order to successfully complete their residency training.  Attendance will be taken, recorded and monitored to ensure proper compliance.  All justified absences due to vacation, sick leave, personal leave, conference days or leaves pre-approved by the post graduate administration office will be excused.  

Residents who fail to attend any of the following mandatory academic events: family medicine academic half-days, ethics teaching sessions, behavioural medicine teaching sessions and palliative care teaching sessions will need to complete a self-directed learning exercise and submit it to the academic program director.  The self-directed learning exercise will consist of a one page (single spaced, 12 font size) literature review of the academic topic that was not completed and attended by the resident.  A minimum of three different sources or articles should be included in the self-directed exercise.  Residents who fail to submit or complete this self-directed learning exercise will be notified and their academic faculty advisor will be contacted.  A formal notice will be forwarded to the Post-Graduate Executive Committee for review and consideration.

 

Post-call and attendance at academic events:
It is the resident's responsibility to request time off for academic teaching with the individual rotation. Please check with the rotation to determine if there is rotation-specific scheduling software that residents must log into to request time off (Medicine and General Surgery each have their own software). If you requested time off for an academic teaching event but didn't receive it, please contact the Postgraduate Team. If you do not request the time off, and do not attend the teaching event, you will be required to complete the self-directed learning exercise detailed above.

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Academic Topic:

Attendance Mandatory?

Attendance Method

Frequency

PGME Academic Programs 
McWhinney Lecture
Resident Project Day
Residents are required to attend these mandatory Academic Half Day sessions. These sessions will be delivered variably. Please see the academic bulletin/One45 calendar for session dates.
1. Residents on rotation within 35km of London:  Attendance in person is required.

2. Residents on rotation outside 35km of London:  Attendance is mandatory via livestream or in person.  Residents who choose to attend in person will be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses according to the Travel and Accomodation Policy
Variable
Attendance for these sessions is mandatory
1. Residents on rotation within 35km of London: Attendance in person is required.

2. Residents on rotation outside 35km of London:Attendance is mandatory via livestream or in person.  Residents who choose to attend in person will be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses according to theTravel and Accomodation Policy
2 Sessions per academic year
Attendance for these sessions is mandatory
In person Required
1 session per academic year
Attendance for these sessions is mandatory
In person Required
3 sessions per academic year
Attendance for these sessions is mandatory
In person Required
1 session in PGY1 year
Attendance for this session is mandatory
In person Required
1 session in PGY1 year