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The Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University is recruiting for the position of Assistant Pre-Clerkship Coordinator.
The Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the Clinical Teaching Unit and ensuring a supportive, learning environments for all learners while balancing the needs of patients and faculty. The Director has a leadership role in maintaining and developing educational and evaluation activities on the General Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit for Undergraduate and Postgraduate trainees. 

Interested candidates should forward CV and letter of interest in the position by Friday, January 21, 2022 to Dr. Margo Mountjoy ([email protected]). Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022 between 4-6pm.

The Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University is recruiting for the position of Regional Education Leader - Pediatrics and Surgery.
A primary goal of the Waterloo Regional Campus is to ensure high-quality educational and clinical experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees within the communities of Waterloo Wellington Region. These Leadership roles are integral to the successful academic development of our medical program. 

Interested candidates should forward CV and letter of interest in the position by Monday, January 24, 2022 to Dr. Margo Mountjoy ([email protected]). Interviews will be scheduled for the week of January 28, 2022/February 7, 2022.

Jennifer He - Emergency Medicine
Alison Mikelsons - Family Medicine
Haseeb Naveed - Family Medicine
Sangwood Leem - FM Hospitalist
Kunal Bhanot - Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Prima Moinul - Ophthalmology

See what's happening this month
Grab your lunch, or your popcorn and join us in this episode of the PFD watch party with WRC!
For the remainder of the academic year we will be streaming a selection of the best recorded webinars from, 12-1, on the last Monday of the month.

There is increasing research about how trauma impacts the brain, and the fallout on a person’s ability to learn. Join us for a watch party that centers around this topic and how it applies to ourselves as clinicians and medical educators. 

Date and Time: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12-1pm
Where: Zoom
Facilitation and commentary provided by WRC faculty: Joan Chan and Catherine Tong
WRC Mac-CARE HSL Education Series
Join Catherine Tong and other WRC faculty members at a brand new series of workshops led by McMaster Health Sciences Librarian, Sadaf Illah. This series was specifically put together for WRC faculty members and covers the most important resources that clinicians can leverage through their faculty appointment at McMaster.

  • Clinical Tools - Monday, February 28, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • During this session, you will be introduced to a variety of clinical reference apps that are made for your smart phone and accessible for free, through your credentials as McMaster faculty. You will leave the session with brand new clinical resources including apps and drug apps to use immediately in your clinical practice.
  • Finding Drug Information - Monday, March 7, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Finding and Using Images - Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Keeping Current - Monday, March 21, 2022 - 12-pm
  • Essential Searching Skills - Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Advanced Searching - Monday, April 4, 2022 - 12-1pm
  • Research Impact - Monday, April 11, 2022 - 12-1pm
The Clinical Educator Program provides formal training in medical education, to give you the skills and tools that you need to provide consultative medical education advice and guidance for education projects. This includes practical training in curriculum design and implementation, scholarly teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, education scholarship and leadership. The CE program gives you the tools to be a valuable educational resource for your educational environment and workplace.

The Clinical Educator program is an Area of Focused Competency Diploma program offered through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is designed to be concurrent with an active medical practice.
Recorded Past Events:

In the next few digests, we will feature some of the content from the WRC Virtual Retreat on October 23, 2021.

Compassionate as the Cure for Burnout, keynote presentation by Dr. Anton Helman
In this keynote, Dr. Helman defines compassion in the context of clinical medicine, review strategies for implementation of compassion in clinical and teaching practice and furthermore, explore the evidence for compassion improving patient outcomes and health care provider job satisfaction.

Media Training Bootcamp for Physicians, keynote presentation by Dr. Blair Bigham
In this keynote, Dr. Bigham discuss the values that lead physicians to participate in public discourse through the popular press, describes the difference between "news" and "ideas" and lists criteria for newsworthiness.