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RCI medical education workshops

Our international medical education workshops

We offer you and your faculty a wide range of workshops on medical education topics. Browse the list below for offerings.

Please note:

  • All of our workshops require a minimum of 3 months of preparation time. Please keep that in mind when booking.
  • All of these workshops are offered in English or in French.
  • We recommend a low participant-to-instructor ratio to maximize directed and inclusive learning.
  • All of our workshops can be adapted to your needs. This includes the topic areas, length of workshop, number of facilitators and learning objectives.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, or have specific requirements, please contact us at international@royalcollege.ca.

Workshop for Program Directors - Designing a great Residency Program
Designed for program directors who want to improve their residency program.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the role of program director
  • Gain an understanding of the Royal College International Program Standards
  • Learn how to integrate CanMEDS into your program
  • Learn how to complete the Royal College Program Questionnaires
  • Learn how to create a curriculum map
  • Learn how to develop a Residency Program Committee

Other topics can be added, as required.

Target audience: This workshop is designed for program directors who want to improve their residency program.

Optimal number of participants: Up to 50 people

Standard duration: 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists

Workshop for Program Directors - Leadership Skills
Designed for program directors who want to improve their leadership skills.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn strategies to address the challenges of being a program director

Target audience: This workshop is designed for program directors who want to improve their residency program.

Optimal number of participants: Up to 50 people

Standard duration: 1 day

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 experts

Workshop for Program Administrators
Designed for program administrators/program secretaries who wants to improve their residency program.

*This activity is best done in conjunction with a program directors workshop or a conference

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the Royal College International Program Standards
  • Learn about the job of program administrator/program secretary

Target audience: This workshop is designed for program administrators/program secretaries who want to improve their residency program.

Optimal number of participants: Up to 50 people

Standard duration: 1 day

Number of Royal College faculty members: 1 specialist

Workshop for Surveyor Training
Designed for people who will become program reviewers and/or surveyors.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the Royal College International Program Standards
  • Learn guidelines for reviewing a residency training program
  • Learn how to conduct a program review
  • Learn how to conduct a mock program review
  • Learn how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a program

This session is based on “best practices” in program evaluation/accreditation.

Target audience: This workshop is designed for program administrators/program secretaries who want to improve their residency program.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists

Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop
Designed for faculty who want to improve their assessment of residents.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain background knowledge on the theory of assessment
  • Learn about practical assessment tools that you can incorporate into your daily practice

Target audience: This workshop is designed for faculty who want to improve their assessment of residents.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists with expertise in assessment

Evaluation Workshop
Designed for faculty who will be developing examinations for residents.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to do examination preparation, including written, oral and rubrics.
  • Learn tips on developing valid assessment strategies and blueprinting for examination strategy

Target audience: This workshop is designed for faculty who will be developing examinations for residents.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 experts in assessment

Workshop for teachers – Being an effective teacher
Designed for faculty who want to improve their teaching of residents.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the basic educational principles of learning and teaching
  • Learn techniques for effective teaching in the:
    • Operating Room
    • Clinical setting
    • Ward
  • Learn effective feedback methods

Target audience: This workshop is designed for faculty who want to improve their teaching of residents.

Optimal number of participants: Up to 50 people

Standard duration: 1 day

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists

Canadian Medical Education Workshop Introduction to Postgraduate Medicine in Canada
Designed for medical students outside of Canada who are interested in residency training in a Canadian institution.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain a general understanding of the Canadian health care and residency education systems
  • Learn tips on the Canadian residency application process

Target audience: This workshop is designed for medical students outside of Canada who are interested in residency training in a Canadian institution.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 0.5 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 1 specialist

Canadian Medical Education Workshop Introduction to Postgraduate Medicine in Canada
Designed for medical students outside of Canada who are interested in residency training in a Canadian institution.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain a general understanding of the Canadian health care and residency education systems
  • Learn tips on the Canadian residency application process

Target audience: This workshop is designed for medical students outside of Canada who are interested in residency training in a Canadian institution.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 0.5 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 1 specialist

Workshop for Program Directors - CanMEDS
Designed for program directors who want to implement the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework into their residency program.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the CanMEDS framework in detail
  • Learn tips on implementing CanMEDS into your program design (e.g. developing a curriculum map)
  • Learn about assessment tools to measure CanMEDS learning

Target audience: This workshop is designed for program directors who want to implement the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework into their residency program.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists

Workshop for faculty and teachers - CanMEDS
Designed for faculty (teachers) who are involved in teaching and assessing residents on the CanMEDS competencies.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the CanMEDS framework in detail
  • Learn tips and valuable information on teaching and assessing the CanMEDS competencies of residents

Target audience: This workshop is designed for faculty members (teachers) who are involved in teaching and assessing residents on the CanMEDS competencies.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists

Workshop for residents - CanMEDS
Designed for residents who will be learning about the CanMEDS competencies and will be assessed on their knowledge of each competency.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the CanMEDS competencies in detail
  • Learn strategies for teaching and assessing each of the CanMEDS Roles

Target audience: This workshop is for residents who will be learning about the CanMEDS competencies and who will be assessed on their knowledge of each competency.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 1 or 2 days

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists

CanMEDS Roles Workshops
Designed for senior faculty leaders who will assume responsibility for teaching other faculty members about specific CanMEDS Roles.

  • Professional
  • Communicator
  • Leader
  • Collaborator
  • Health Advocate
  • Scholar

Each workshop will focus on one of the CanMEDS Roles.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the feature CanMEDS Role in detail
  • Learn practical teaching and assessment strategies for that Role 

Note: It is expected that the attendees for these workshops will take this material and either deliver similar workshops to their colleagues or be the “CanMEDS resource” for that role.

Target audience: These workshops are designed for senior faculty leaders who will assume responsibility for teaching other faculty members about the specific CanMEDS Roles.

Optimal number of participants: 20-30 people

Standard duration: 1 day per CanMEDS Role

Number of Royal College faculty members: 2 specialists