Faculty Role Descriptions in the MD Program

Academic Coach – 133 in London, 38 in Windsor

Contact: Shazia.donachie@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member who has a key role in the support of student success in learning. The faculty member meets regularly (minimum monthly) with individual students to review their academic progress throughout the year. Academic coaches are not meant to provide career coaching.

  • Duration: monthly through the year; 1:1 relationship with 1 student ideally throughout undergraduate years 1-2.
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 15 hours per student

Integrative Small Group Facilitator – 44 in London, 12 in Windsor

Contact: isgl.admin@schulich.uwo.ca

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 A faculty member from any discipline who meets weekly with a group of 6 students over a semester to explore the full context of medicine (for example: ethics, social determinants of health, epidemiology, health care systems). The faculty member is an expert facilitator not a content expert. The students are expected to come prepared and to take responsibility for running the sessions. Sessions will be scheduled between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. Facilitators will be required to review 1 student self-assessment, 2 formative assessments (early and mid-term), 1 final summative assessment and a group presentation assessment.

  • Duration: 8-18 weeks/semester, 2 hours weekly, plus 1 hour prep time
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 24-54 hours, variable by semester/year

Discipline Specific Small Group Facilitator – 20 in London, 6 in Windsor

Contact: undergraduate.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca

This is a faculty member who meets with a group of 12-18 students for 3 or 4 sessions that explore discipline specific content and is recruited by the discipline lead rather than UME (e.g. Cardiology). The faculty member is an expert facilitator but also familiar with the discipline. While students are expected to come prepared and actively participate, the faculty member has a role in clarifying concepts. Faculty members may be asked to facilitate these sessions for 2 groups. These sessions could be scheduled any time between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday.

  • Duration: 3-4 weeks at a time; 2-4 hours weekly
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 2 hours per session plus 1 hour of prep time

Experiential Learning Course - Research Module Project Supervisor - 100 in London and 20 in Windsor per class*

Contact: Shazia.donachie@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member from any discipline who serves as the principal investigator on a research project which includes 1-4 MD students. The project can be in any area germane to physicianship and medicine, and the student(s) is/are expected to have an active role in data collection and analysis, with the ultimate goal of a poster presentation in the Spring of their 2nd year of the MD program. Research supervisors expected to provide adequate supervision to support the students to complete a feasible, and meaningful project within the expected time frame. Supervisors are responsible for obtaining ethics approval and arranging necessary training for the project as needed, and are expected to plan monthly meetings with students over the course of the project.

  • Duration: 2 year commitment
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 20 hours

*Some faculty members may supervise multiple students or student groups across multiple classes.

Experiential Learning Course - Quality Improvement Project Advisor - 25 in London, 8 in Windsor

Contact: Shazia.donachie@schulich.uwo.ca

Faculty members will provide a group of approximately 6 students a real-life challenge or opportunity for improvement from your own practice setting. The students will analyze that problem, applying QI science to understand it, and to seek solutions to address root causes. Advisors will be responsible to orient the students to the opportunity, assist in engaging stakeholders, advise on data collection, and have regular meetings regarding the progress of the project. In the end, the student group will produce a quality improvement project proposal to address your identified opportunity. Although helpful, faculty members do not need previous QI experience to participate.

  • Duration: Oct– April; approximately 10-15 hours total

Experiential Learning Course - Quality Improvement Project Grader  25 in London, 8 in Windsor

Contact: Shazia.donachie@schulich.uwo.ca

Faculty members, using a provided rubric, will review and mark mid-term and final QI Project Reports and provide feedback on the Quality Improvement methodology and content. QI knowledge and experience needed for this opportunity.

  • Duration: Twice per year in December and April
  • Approximately 3-4 hours total, including one orientation session

Professionalism Career & Wellness (PCW) Small Group Facilitator (Year 3-4)
– 26 in London, 12 in Windsor

Contact: Shazia.donachie@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member who guides a group of 5-8 students through years three and four of the longitudinal course supporting non-medical skills development of professional identity, personal wellness, and career success. Facilitators are expected to meet face-to-face with their student groups twice a year to facilitate case presentations and discussion. In addition, facilitators will review and provide feedback on student journals, personal statement and CV

  • Duration: Two-year commitment; 30-35 hours per year

Professionalism Career & Wellness (PCW) Reflection Grades (Year 1 or 2) – 20-30

Contact: Shazia.donachie@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member who provides written narrative feedback on 4-10 student reflections, twice per year (December and May) The reflections should focus on a meaningful topic from within the PCW course and can be submitted in any format.

  • Duration: 4-20 hours/year

Faculty Grader 

Contact: undergraduate.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member / resident subject matter expert who assists Course Chairs with grading student assessments.

  • Duration: Variable; will be an ongoing need
  • Teaching credit total per assessment: calculated on a case-by-case basis

Clinical Skills Facilitator Year 1 – 44 in London, 12 in Windsor

Contact: justin.quesnelle@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member who works alone or with a partner with a small group of students to develop their clinical skills in history taking and /or physical examination over either the fall or winter semester.

  • Session durations: variable (3-7 weeks per teaching block)
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 1 morning or afternoon per week for each teaching block + prep time.

Clinical Skills Facilitator Year 2 – 44 in London, 12 in Windsor

Contact: justin.quesnelle@schulich.uwo.ca

A faculty member who works alone or with a partner with a small group of students to develop their discipline specific clinical skills in history taking and /or physical examination over either the fall or winter semester.

  • Session durations: variable (4-6 weeks per teaching block)
  • MD Program Equivalent Teaching Hours: 1 morning or afternoon per week for each teaching block + prep time

OSCE Examiners – London, Windsor

Contact: justin.quesnelle@schulich.uwo.ca

OSCE Case Writers

Contact: undergraduate.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca