Emergency Medicine: Faculty/Staff Program Event Signup

1. Oral Exam Sign-Ups

Dear EM Faculty,

We are currently recruiting for our resident oral examinations: PGY-5 Practice Orals and the Residency Program-Wide Orals. The descriptions for these sessions are below. Please note that, depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, some or all of these sessions might be virtual.

PGY-5 Small Group Sessions:
- Each study group will spend approximately 90 minutes with each faculty member
- Cases will be given to individual residents, observed by their group so that everyone benefits
- Staff should bring their own cases - if you need help developing cases, please let me know!
- Time commitment per session: Approximately 3 hours

PGY-5 Large Sessions:
- Each resident will spend approximately 20 minutes with each faculty member to simulate the Royal College format
- Staff should bring their own cases; however, some guidance will be provided regarding topics to make sure the exam is balanced
- Time commitment: Approximately 4 hours

Program-Wide Orals:
- Each resident will spend approximately 20 minutes with each faculty member to simulate the Royal College format
- Cases will be provided by the program
- Residents of all PGY-Levels will be examined
- Time commitment: Full Day (approximately 8 hours)
- Note: While we would prefer a full day commitment, if you can participate for a half-day, please let us know.

How to sign up:

1. Please fill out the GoogleDoc for the dates you can do: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mxI2qP4_fjwdVdLptXU5VhBjwuxY90QR-27CAK7wBLs/edit?usp=sharing

2. If you have any questions, please contact Kaif Pardhan

Thanks so much for helping our residents be their best!

EM Program Exam Committee
(Bryan Au, Lorne Costello, Jacqueline Willinsky, Kaif Pardhan)

2. Rosen Rounds Sign-Up

Hello everyone,

Needless to say the pandemic threw in a few twists this year with finalizing CaRMS, conferences, and accreditation dates- but we finally have our Rosen's Rounds dates set! Thank you all for your patience.

How to sign up:

  1. The sign up will go live on July 9 at 18:00. In the meantime you will be able to view the dates here. Reminder that this sign up is first come first serve. If you would like to trade, please contact the presenter directly and let us know if any trades are confirmed- we will be happy to update the schedule.
  2. Up to 2 presenters may sign up per week. If you plan to present both chapters please add your name to both sign up slots for the week.
  3. Please do not sign up for more than 2 Rosen's Chapters.
  4. We have added some additional notes to the sign up sheet this year highlighting feedback from the residents. For example, chapters that require more content that goes beyond Rosens
  5. Please use the following link to sign up on July 9 at 18:00

Presentation Information

  • Attended by PGY 2-5s and staff
  • Pending reassessment of pandemic restrictions, our rounds will take place at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Room UC Lecture Theatre in the basement) at 550 University Ave
  • If pandemic restrictions are still in place, then rounds will continue to take place over Zoom
  • You are NOT expected to summarize the whole chapter
  • Things to focus on: key points, management approaches, high-yield exam material, practical considerations, recent evidence, resources/guidelines
  • Format: Nothing specified, although residents greatly appreciate presentations that are more interactive and involve resident participation. Ideas include lectures based with exam style questions, case-based, flipped classroom, etc.
  • This is just a friendly reminder to be mindful of the time limit. Rosen's Rounds are from 08:30 - 09:50. Please allow 5 minutes at the end of your presentation for questions. If there are 2 presenters, you would each have 35-40 minutes for your presentation (including 5 min for questions)

We are very excited for the upcoming academic year and look forward to working with you all.

Have a great summer!

Julianna Deutscher & Victoria Myers

Lead Residents 2020-2021

3. 2020-2021 SIM Instructor Sign-up

It is once again time to sign up as facilitators for the 2020-21 EM simulation curriculum (aka STRATA). Your participation as educators and content experts is what makes this curriculum possible, and I am tremendously grateful for the high level of faculty interest in and engagement with this program year over year.

The curriculum rotations for 2020-21 are:

Junior Curriculum: Stratosphere (Trauma 1, Tox 1, Non-Technical Skills, Year in Review)

Curriculum: Exosphere (Critical Care, Resp Emergencies, Problem-Solving, Year in Review)

To sign up for a session:

  1. Click or paste the following link in your web browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zAHMwPpsz98f3HvjJYIty9cbwJK9VQC7M3ivbF35RF8/edit?usp=sharing
  2. This will take you to a Google Docs spreadsheet with the junior and senior simulation curriculum dates
  3. Add your name to up to three dates; Sessions can accommodate a minimum of one and a maximum of two faculty facilitators per session (you can sign up for a block of sessions on one topic, or to a variety of sessions across a number of topics)
  4. Note the date, time and location of your session in the spreadsheet
  5. Email Chris Hicks (chrismikehicks@gmail.com) and cc Jenn (program.em@utoronto.ca) to confirm; if you would like > 3 dates or the session you would like isn't available please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request

I will collate and make adjustments as necessary. If there are any difficulties, please let me know.

Please sign up for your desired sessions by July 30th, 2020.

Once again, thank you for your interest, enthusiasm and input. Happy teaching!