Job Posting: Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LFME) Course Director

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Published: 5Nov2018

Job Description

The expected time commitment is six (6) half-days per month (0.15 FTE).

The Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LFME) Course Director is responsible for the overall organization, function, and quality of the medical student experience in the LFME Course. This includes quality of teaching, type and quantity of clinical and academic activities, assessment of students, and physical and psychological safety of the learning environment for the students. The Course Director collaborates with the LFME Course Director – Outaouais Campus, LFME Assistant Course Director and LFME Physician Leads to ensure that the educational experience is comparable for students at all training sites. The Course Director reports to the FMD Component Director and is a member ex-officio of the FMD Committee as per the terms of reference of that Committee.

General duties

The LFME Course Director collaborates with the LFME Course Director – Outaouais Campus, LFME Assistant Course Director and LFME Physician Leads to implement MDCM Program Committee and FMD Committee decisions, through policies and procedures that ensure the quality of the educational experience in LFME and ensure that relevant accreditation standards are attained and maintained.

Specific duties

The LFME Course Director is expected to:

1. Participate in the Family Medicine Undergraduate Education Committee and meet regularly (minimum of four times per academic year) with faculty, administrators and student representatives to review the course, address student and/or course issues and concerns and ensure comparability of the educational experience across sites.

2. Participate in the FMD Committee as per the terms of reference of that committee.

3. Develop and maintain the academic content of the LFME Course in accordance with MDCM Program and FMD Component policies and procedures.

3.1. Establish course and session learning objectives that:

  • Take into account a logical progression through Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry towards TCP.
  • Link to the MDCM Program Objectives, MCC Clinical Presentations, required encounters and procedures, and relevant curricular themes mandated by the MDCM Program Committee.

3.2. Establish the teaching and learning methods and activities, including clinical exposure, necessary to allow students to meet course and component objectives, which includes the development of alternative learning experiences for                        students who miss mandatory learning activities.

3.3. Establish the course requirements and assessments that allow for assessment of student attainment of learning objectives, in accordance with MDCM Program requirements, which includes:

  • Developing and/or identifying assessment tools, exam items (e.g. questions) and remediation activities.
  • Establishing consequences for students who do not initially pass one or more elements of the course.

3.4. Collaborate with the MDCM Program Committee and its subcommittees in monitoring student performance and course performance and implement appropriate changes to course content or structure as per the requirements of the                       MDCM Program Committee and the Program Evaluation and Curricular Outcomes (PECO) Subcommittee.

4. Implement the LFME Course in accordance with MDCM Program and FMD Component policies and procedures, in collaboration with the LFME Course Director – Outaouais Campus, LFME Assistant Course Director and LFME Physician                     Leads:

4.1. Ensure that relevant accreditation standards (e.g. equivalence of experiences across training sites and academic periods, required clinical encounters & procedures, midway feedback and narrative feedback, UGME Workload Policy, linking     of learning activities and assessment to program objectives) are attained and maintained.

4.2. Develop the overall course schedule, which includes planning and scheduling clinical and academic course activities and recruiting teachers for these, in collaboration with the Assistant Course Director and Physician Leads.

4.3. Orient students and teachers (residents and faculty) to course and session learning objectives, course structure, and assessment activities and ensure that the same key information is transmitted to all students at all training sites.

4.4. Coordinate and monitor assessment activities:

  • Plan and schedule assessment activities, including remedial activities.
  • Ensure that midway feedback is provided to all students in the course, and that both midway and final feedback is provided to any student who is having difficulty meeting course objectives.
  • Ensure that student assessments are submitted to the UGME Office no later than 4-weeks after the end of the course.
  • Meet with students dissatisfied with their assessment.

4.5. Ensure that the course section (e.g. course information, objectives, course requirements and assessment, etc.) posted on the online learning management system (myCourses) meets UGME requirements, is easily accessible to students,          teachers and administrators, and is accurate, comprehensive and up to date.

4.6. Support the LFME Course Director – Outaouais Campus in implementing the LFME course for the Campus Medical Outaouais.

4.7. Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs on issues related to student wellness, mistreatment and the learning environment.

5. Communicate and collaborate with the FMD Component Director & Administrator, LFME Course Administrator, LFME Course Director – Outaouais Campus, LFME Assistant Course Director, LFME Physician Leads & LFME Preceptors regarding the LFME Course. Respond to email, phone and in-person queries.

6. Communicate and collaborate with students regarding LFME:

6.1. Together with the Course Administrator, schedule and conduct information meetings to orient students to course information and scheduling.

6.2. Respond to email, phone, and in-person queries from students.

6.3. Together with the Course Administrator, draft and send emails to the students on course-related issues.

7. Contribute to longitudinal assessment within the MDCM Program, which includes submission and review of exam items (e.g. for progress tests and OSCEs).

8. Participate in relevant Faculty Development activities and collaborate with the Assistant Course Director to plan Faculty Development for LFME Preceptors.

Interested individuals should send their letter of intent and curriculum vitae to acad-hr.fammed [at] mcgill.ca (Rosa Coppola), HR Advisor Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University

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