Rollout of Competency-Based Medical Education

Message sent on behalf of VP-Dean Eidelman: As you are aware, a new approach to postgraduate medical education called Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) is being adopted worldwide. We know transitioning to this new assessment framework is no small task, for neither the PGME Office nor your residency program, department, faculty members and residents. The PGME Education Team is there to support you.
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Call for applications – Class of Medicine 1970 Educational Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine are encouraged to apply for the Class of Medicine 1970 Educational Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 31, 2019, for funds to be awarded in September 2019.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED 2019 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The goal of this vital program is to applaud the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine.
In response to numerous requests, we have extended the deadline to submit nominations to TUESDAY, June 25.
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Board of Governors meeting highlights

Dear members of the McGill community: On April 25, 2019, McGill’s Board of Governors held its fourth meeting of the 2018-2019 governance year. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on May 23, 2019. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the May 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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Celebrating the Class of 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, May 28, McGill University kicked-off its 2019 Convocation period with the Health Sciences ceremony, held under the tent on lower campus. In addition to the graduates hearing their names called as they crossed the stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas, several awards were handed out during the ceremony, including the Osler Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Medicine, which went to Dr. Nicole Ventura, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Supervision, which was awarded to Dr. Chantal Autexier, Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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Teaching put in spotlight at two-day workshop

Over 30 Faculty of Medicine members from a range of disciplines and professions participated in the 2019 Your Teaching Journey at McGill workshop on May 15-16, gaining new insights on best teaching practices. Organized by the Faculty Development Office, the workshop is offered every two years and attracts both new and long-term faculty members looking to enhance their teaching skills and knowledge.
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Taking a stand against gun violence

On a Sunday night in July 2018, St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto declared a “code orange” in response to a mass shooting on Danforth Avenue – one of the worst acts of gun violence in the city’s history. Dr. Najma Ahmed, PhD’90, MDCM’92, an on-call trauma surgeon and the hospital’s acting medical director, rushed from her home to the operating room, where she performed life-saving surgery on three of the five victims who were brought to St. Mike’s.
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An era of hope for ALS research

In the past few years, the number of The Neuro’s clinical trials involving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has grown exponentially. As The Neuro marks ALS Awareness Month in June, eight ALS drug trials are actively underway and six more are planned. Not so long ago, the outlook for effective ALS treatments seemed bleak, but today The Neuro is working in an era of hope.
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Towards a new era of small animal imaging research

Have you ever spent half an hour trying to take the best photo of your pets but they won’t stay still in the perfect angle? This is also true for small animal imaging research using positron emission tomography (PET). Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a widespread practice in animal imaging. Thanks to a collaborative effort between McGill University, Montreal Canada and the University of Antwerp, Belgium this no longer needs to be the case. A new study, published in NeuroImage by researchers from the Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute of McGill University, describes a new PET imaging platform capable of simultaneously scanning multiple animals while they are awake.
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Spring Convocation 2019: Q & A with Award-Winning Nursing Graduates

Nursing students Shelby Adams-Perron, Jasmine Alami, Kina Massarotto and Cassandra Veilleux are among the nearly 200 students who officially graduated from the Ingram School of Nursing at the Spring Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony on May 28, 2019. Shelby, Jasmine, Kina and Cassandra, each received awards recognizing their individual achievements realized throughout the course of their nursing studies at McGill. In celebration of Spring Convocation, they shared their thoughts with us about why they chose to study nursing, what they plan to do in the future, and what they would say to anyone contemplating pursuing an education in nursing at McGill.
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Faculty of Medicine graduates highlighted by McGill en français

Recent MDCM graduate Dr. Philippe-Antoine Bilodeau and recent nursing graduate Cassandra Veilleux are among those highlighted by McGill en français, promoting our francophone graduates.
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