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Courses & Workshops

Mentoring Graduate Students

Graduate students are, in many ways, the foundation of our research efforts at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.  However, they are also trainees who have specific objectives and goals they wish to achieve during their time at the School.  They require effective mentorship if they are to achieve the goals of their training programs and go on to productive careeres in their chosen areas of interest.  This workshop is open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate students and their supervisor.

Instructor: Andy Watson
Fall 2015
Credits: 2.75hours
Location: TBA

Mentoring Post Docs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Postdoctoral Scholars are important trainees in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. They contribute greatly to the research productivity of our Faculty and assist in mentoring graduate students and other trainees. They also have specific objectives and goals that they wish to achieve during their time as Postdoctoral Scholars and they require effective mentorship if they are to achieve the goals of their Postdoctoral periods and go on to productive careers in their chosen areas of interest. This workshop is open to all Schulich Postdoctoral scholars and their supervisors.

Instructor:  Andy Watson
Fall 2015
Credits: 2.75

Running Effective Mentorship Meetings

There is little doubt that mentorship is the best way to foster excellence for young faculty establishing their careers. Within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, we have established a mentorship program for all new faculty. This workshop focuses on basic scientists and their mentorship needs. We will review best practices for mentoring basic scientists to ensure their success, and will also discuss concerns and needs related to mentorship. This workshop will be of benefit to all new basic scientists seeking mentorship and to all mentors of basic scientists. This is a workshop open to all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, but is primarily aimed at guiding mentees and mentors in their efforts to foster success and achievement in their career development. This workshop will be videoconferenced from London to Windsor. Please choose the location most convenient for you.

Credit Hours: 2.75
Instructors: Andy Watson & Kevin Armstrong
To be advised
Health Sciences Addition, Room H101, Western University
Course No: 1256

Principles an Practices of Being a Mentor

This interactive workshop has been developed for basic science faculty, dentistry faculty and clinical faculty to discuss the principles and practices of being an effective mentor. The purpose of the workshop is to learn “best practices” on how to establish and maintain an effective mentoring relationship. Video examples of mentoring sessions will be provided to demonstrate and discuss the practise of mentoring. This workshop will be videoconferenced from London to Windsor. Please choose the location most convenient for you. This course is also offered remotely through Blackboard Collaborate. Please contact Susan Morgan via email at susan.morgan@schulich.uwo.ca to arrange mandatory one-on-one training prior to the workshop if you plan on attending via Blackboard Collaborate

Credit Hours: 2
Instructors: Margaret Steele & Doug Jones
Thursday, April 09, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Health Sciences Addition, Room H101, Western University. Videoconferenced to: Medical Education Building, Room MEB2100, University of Windsor
Course No: 1222

Principles and Practices of Being a Mentor

This interactive workshop has been developed for faculty to discuss the principles and practices of being an effective mentor. The purpose of the workshop is to learn “best practices” on how to establish and maintain an effective mentoring relationship. Video examples of mentoring sessions will be provided to demonstrate and discuss the practice of mentoring.

Instructors:  Sharon Burey, Doug Jones & Margaret Steele
Thursday, October 2, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Medical Education Building, Room 3130, University of Windsor
Course No: 1157

Mentoring the Difficult Learner

Within this workshop participants will learn to define the different types of difficult learners based on indicators such as attitude, knowledge, and behaviour. Participants will also be educated in approaches to managing the different types of difficult learners and the importance of documentation of problems and attempts at management. Participants will gain an understanding of the departmental and University process along with how to identify intervention and escalation strategies. This workshop will be videoconferenced from London to Windsor. Please choose the location most convenient for you.

Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Carla Garcia
Wednesday, April 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Health Sciences Addition, Room H101, Western University
Videoconferenced to Medical Education Building, Room MEB2100, University of Windsor
Course No: 1226

Peer Mentoring by Faculty in a Distributed Medical Education Setting

This workshop is designed to provide information on peer mentoring in a distributed medical education setting.  It is an innovative approach that has been piloted at the Windsor Program.  Participants will learn how to describe peer mentoring and compare it to traditional mentoring models in academic settings, as well as how to describe the characteristics of effective mentoring relationships.  Additionally, participants will learn to discuss the benefits of the peer mentoring model and the first year of the Windsor Program pilot mentorship program, and how it could be implemented in academic departments in distributed medical education settings.

Instructors: Mark Awuku, Sharon Burey & Margaret Steele
TBA