MED 8750 Physician Competencies IV Class of 2025
Phase 4 - INTEGRATION INTO PRACTICE
MED 8750: Physician Competencies IV
Academic Year 2023-2025
Class of 2025
Learners will focus on the transition to postgraduate training as a part of the continuum of medical education.
Entrustable Professional Activities for this course:
- EPA 10: Contribute to a culture of safety and improvement.
- EPA 13: Collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team.
These have been independently mapped to the Program (CanMEDS) Objectives.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Learners will be expected to complete modules throughout their Phase 4 program. The research project component will include independent work that is project based and builds upon research deliverables from Phase 1-3. Learners will work independently with a supervisor to complete the research component of the course.
Original work, completed wholly by the learner, is expected to be submitted in this course. The use of an artificial intelligence tool like chatGPT is not permitted.
1. Leadership in Medicine (LIM): 2 independent online modules (4 hours). Module topics are (1) Human Resource Management and (2) Case Studies in Management and Leadership.
2. Research Project: 20 hours (4 hours of module and 16 hours of independent time). The focus of the Research Curriculum for Phase 4 is on knowledge translation. Learners are required to complete the 4-hour online module on Writing for Publication/Knowledge Translation. Based on the research project which learners have carried out in Phases 1-3, learners will demonstrate that they have completed some form of knowledge translation (i.e. manuscript for publication, conference presentation, presentation to journal club, critical appraisal exercise etc.). In addition, they will make a poster or oral presentation at the Research Day held during the Clinical Skills IV course in late March- early April 2025.
3. Professionalism in Practice Module: Completion of the online module.
4. Providing Culturally Safe Health Care for Indigenous Patients in Newfoundland and Labrador Module: Completion of the online module.
The assessments for each course components are listed below. Learners will receive their grades from the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) office via One45.
- Leadership in Medicine (LIM): The LIM modules are assessed with summative written assignments (500 words each). Details of the assignments and rubrics will be available in Brightspace (D2L). Pass mark is 70%.
Due date for LIM assignments: end of March 2025 (date TBD).
- Research Project: Summative assessment is based on (1) knowledge translation and (2) presentation at Research Day. Rubrics will be available in Brightspace (D2L). Pass mark is 70%.
- Registration of knowledge translation plan with UGME office – August 26, 2024
- Proof of completed knowledge translation – submit to UGME by end of March 2025 (date TBD)
- Research Day presentation (oral or poster) – late March or early April 2025 (date TBD)
3. Professionalism in Practice Module: Summative assessment is based on completion of the Professionalism in Practice online module. Further instructions for accessing the module will be available on Brightspace. Learners have to upload proof of module completion to the appropriate dropbox in Brightspace. Due date for module completion is August 26, 2024.
4. Providing Culturally Safe Health Care for Indigenous Patients in Newfoundland and Labrador Module: Summative assessment is based on completion of the online module, including the pre and post test. Further instructions for accessing the module will be available on Brightspace. Learners have to upload proof of module completion to the appropriate dropbox in Brightspace. Due date for module completion is August 26, 2024.
- Reassessment will be required if a learner achieves <70% on any summative assessment.
- Learners will be required to re-submit the assessment for the component they have failed addressing the inadequacies that have been identified.
- Assignments for reassessment must be submitted within two weeks after the learner is notified by the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) office. In circumstances where a learner has multiple reassessments due in the same two-week time frame, an extension of the deadline date can be made at the discretion of the Phase Lead.
- A learner may be reassessed for any failed assessment only once.
- The maximum mark for a reassessment is 70%.
If a learner is prevented from completing an assignment by the listed due date, they must follow the procedure outlined in the Undergraduate Medical Education Deferred Examination Policy and request a deferral of the assessment. Where possible, learners must make their request prior to the listed due date of the assignment. If a learner fails to submit a deferral request, any assignment submitted up to two days after the listed due date is considered late and the maximum mark the assignment can receive is 70%. Assignments which are submitted more than two days after the listed due date without a submitted deferral request, will not be accepted for grading unless extenuating circumstances exist and at the discretion of the Phase Lead. Learners are encouraged to seek support from the Learner Well-being Consultants, especially if circumstances arise which may impact a learner’s ability to complete assignments on time.
Course Success Criteria
To pass the course, a learner must:
- Attend or complete all sessions as per the course requirements,
- Complete and submit all course assignments and assessments, and
- Achieve a pass mark for all assessments in the course.
As outlined in the MD program objectives, the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University values professionalism as a core competency and a requirement of the MD program. Recognizing that medical learners are developing their professional identity, professionalism lapses will be remediated where possible and appropriate. Unsuccessful remediation will result in failure of the Phase. Professionalism lapses may render a learner incompatible with continuation in the MD program (as outlined in the Memorial University Calendar Regulation 10.5 Promotion).
As outlined in Section 10.5.2 and 10.5.3 of the Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine in the University calendar, learners with a Fail grade in any course cannot be promoted to graduation. Even in the absence of any Fail grades, a learner for whom substantial concerns about performance have been expressed may either be required to repeat the Phase or required to withdraw conditionally or unconditionally.
Version date: March 14, 2023
Reviewed by SAS: April 26, 2023
Approved by UGMS: May 17, 2023